Our first child was born in January, our second in December. In the delivery room with our second, I told my husband, if we ever decided for a third, maybe we should pick a different month. Even as the...
Someone asked me recently if I had always wanted a big family. I quickly answered, "Yes!" I wasn't raised in a large family, but growing up, I baby-sat for several families with four or more kids. All the neighborhood kids...
The Momo challenge is the latest hysteria to affect the internet mom world.  In it a character named Momo reportedly breaks in mid-video to Peppa Pig and Fortnight videos on Youtube. Kids are then told to do violent things escalating...
Your kids. You love them. You'd do anything for them. You want to protect them. How does that relate to social media consumption? But in a world where adults don't even know which way is up, in a world where we don't know how...
We are in the middle of eating supper and my oldest daughter asks me for a bite of my food. My immediate answer is no. But, really my immediate answer is always "no" and quite frankly I don't feel...
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” –Aesop When we tell our kids, “Be kind,” what we’re really saying is, “Be helpful. Act with others’ feelings in mind.” This is a hard concept to grasp, even...
Going back to school is rough on the kids, but it can be rough on some of us–the hot mess mom. Goodbye lazy mornings when we can avoid leaving the house before noon. Goodbye blessed “the swimming pool counts...
Since my own heart bends toward MORE, MORE, MORE I decided to ask around and glean some ideas from others and share my own on how to have a less materialistic Christmas.
Healthy relationships are important in all stages of life, and talking with your kid(s) about it should start earlier than you think. Knowing when to begin these conversations and what topics are age-appropriate is key. Talking often about appropriate...
I would say in 2019, a large number of homes have an Amazon Echo, Google Home or an equivalent device. I use my Echo almost every time I cook. Setting up multiple alarms and reminders with Alexa helps me...

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