At the mini love bomb I attended years ago, a woman named Susan identified herself as an extreme optimist. I was instantly envious. Although I am three-quarters filled with optimism and gratitude, I still wish I were a person for whom a smile is my natural expression. Susan had that quality. She told a story […]
Ode to why I’m a better mom because of the bouncy seat: I’m fun, I have hands, I don’t stink, I cook, I have friends, and I eat food.
You’re going to have to hang up your “rookie mom” title as you round the bend to the end of your first year. JUST KIDDING! Unless you raise children through their teenage years and then start over again with a new baby, you’ll always be a rookie at whatever stage you’re in. Having an 11-month […]
Baby and beach is not always a perfect combination. Sandy and hot with no place to safely put baby down. Check out this hack: use a travel crib!
This is a list of flexible jobs for stay-at-home moms, and I’ll acknowledge that for some women, none of them will be a fit. It’s not a list of flexible jobs for women who are lawyers, pilots, pharmacists, or product managers. The idea here is that there are some opportunities to leverage technology to earn […]
Looking for a cheap gift for a toddler or little kid? Make this homemade treasure box for less than $10 in less than 10 minutes.
Make a list of the foods your child will eat. Is it longer than 20 foods? Yay! If your picky eater eats 20 foods, you’re doing great.
Do you guys watch Shark Tank? My husband and I watch it pretty regularly; it’s a good wind-down after an episode of something tense like The Americans or Bloodline. Recently one lucky entrepreneur who got a chance to showcase her business on Shark Tank was the founder of a service called Float Baby. Parents who […]
Wondering if someone might be pregnant, please don’t outright ask her. It is so rude to hear “Are you pregnant?” — instead, try one of these 13 more subtle ways to find out!
If YOU are yelling all the time or not exactly the mom you want to be, help yourself get better. A gift for myself that is a gift for them. Therapy…
A babysitter retainer means Date Night and associated childcare are a regular and essential part of each month like FOOD or marital therapy!
Let me break it down for you. Buying an 18-inch tall doll is surprisingly complex because American Girl dolls are part of an irresistible world.