If you’re like my family, you spend most of the year looking forward to hot summer nights. Now that the weather has warmed up, why not celebrate by hosting a Backyard Movie Night! This is a great party idea for kids, and they’ll love staying up late and watching their favorite flick on the big […]
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I turned 49 a couple of weeks ago, so my forties are officially coming to an end. Looking back on my forties, I realize it’s been both the most content and the most challenging decade of my life. Here are five powerful and positive things I’ve learned in my forties, albeit the hard way. 1. […]
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Today is one of those days that feels endless. It feels like hours have passed, but when you look at the clock it’s only 9:30 a.m. Which means there’s approximately 210 minutes left until you can put the kids in bed for a nap. And hope they stay there for at least twenty minutes so […]
You may already have a best friend or a great family support system, but do you have a mom tribe? Mom tribe friends see each other at Target, the grocery store, the gym, and at school drop off. We smile knowingly to each other as our child screams because they don’t want to be buckled […]
Ever feel like you don’t have your life together? That no matter what you do, it’s not enough? Of course you do – it’s called parenthood. We signed up for Social Media Perfect, but what we got was a whole different story. Some days are funny and we see the silver lining. But other days […]
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Let’s face it – many of us had our fur babies long before any little human babies. They were our first pride and joy. They dominated our Instagram feed and we yearned to come home to them at night. So needless to say, it’s a little nerve wracking to think about what might change when […]
Recently my six-year-old asked me to stop taking photos of him on my cell phone. It occurred to me that whenever my phone comes out to snap a moment, he stops doing whatever I wanted to capture. Is it purely uncooperative child behavior, or something more? Should we make our kids happy and stop taking […]
Lately, I’ve been experiencing more than my normal amount of parent burnout. For me, the most challenging part of parenting two young children is the feeling that I must constantly be in a state of heightened awareness, in order to avert disaster. And it’s not actually a feeling – it’s reality. Parenthood = Disaster-Prevention Worker […]
Being only two weeks away from adding a new baby to our family, everyone is in prep mode. My husband is building every baby item possible, while my son is walking around wondering what the heck is happening. Truth is, he’s basically has been acting like a wild animal for the last month or so. […]
Spring has sprung, and that means that Summer is right around the corner. It’s time to get ready for those long, hot days full of fun in the sun! Last year, I crammed in way too many activities and created so much work for myself. By the time summer was over, I was exhausted from […]
Let’s clear the air: co-sleeping can be great for some families! Some studies show that co-sleeping brings about more independent, well rounded children. We all know there is no perfect way to parent. There are pros and cons to co-sleeping, but let’s stop judging co-sleepers. When I brought my baby home from the hospital, it felt too […]
If you have yet to dive into the world of Podcasts, then you are seriously missing out. Not only are these gems free, but their topics are endless and can educate or entertain you whenever and wherever. I discovered the wide world of Podcasts a few years ago and have been hooked ever since. As […]