The best thing about teens and tweens is that they know everything and are unafraid to share their wisdom. My son doesn’t have a lot of thoughts on babies, but if you are struggling with a toddler at home, he has All The Answers. Just ask him. At age 10, my oldest child had lots of ideas […]
Blue Apron makes a date night for new parents way easier. They pick and pack your ingredients. You just chop and dance around the kitchen with your mate. Aw
Never stop never stopping, right? Simultaneously, I offer my child new foods daily while also trying to reduce the drama and pressure around mealtimes. So, of course I like to read books about other picky eating children to hammer the point home at bedtime, too. Books for picky eaters range from super preachy to downright hilarious. […]
Did I really just use the word Momedy? Yes, yes, I did. Comedy aimed at moms is pretty hit or miss. My sense of humor jives least with the over-the-top, trying-too-hard style. You know, a toned woman, pulling her hair out and grimacing while three kids hang from her chandelier in the background. It’s not that […]
I love to drool over design magazines and blogs, but as I am entirely too practical and cheap to buy any of the items pictured, I have never sought out any of the items depicted. My house is mostly driven by color, as paint is more affordable than furniture. One of my local blogging friends, Reichel […]
Help kids and babies stay safe from mosquitoes and ticks with pre-treated clothing, chemical bug repellant, and 5 more tips.
President Obama is said to read ten letters from the public each day. I really hope he reads mine today, but I invite you to send one, too, increasing the odds that gun violence and control stays top of mind, all day, every day, until we see progress. Here’s the letter I sent President Obama. […]
Taking a walk outdoors consistently offers mood-changing vibes to cranky little people, even from their earliest days on this planet. Toddlers who can do their own walking do so with more pride outdoors. But at some point, children are not as easily manipulated into going on something as vague as a walk and they want to […]
Baby photo gifts come in a wide array of silly to sweet. Playing cards, wrapping paper to mugs and iPhone cases. What about a blanket?
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My son is graduating from fifth grade next week and I have earned a diploma. Yes, for me. At this point, I have mad knowledge about what’s required to have a smooth year in elementary school. We have backup lunch boxes in case one is left at school. I have mantras I say to myself when we are late […]
A few years ago my friend Kristen Chase, one half of the duo behind Cool Mom Picks, gave me a word that I’ve since made part of my vocabulary: Dreader. A dreader is someone who looks toward the future with reluctance. This is not about wishing Monday morning would never come or feeling the heaviness of a to-do list […]