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Why We Attend Our Children’s Classmates’ Birthday Parties

Like most parents out there with young children, our refrigerator is full of birthday invitations. Sometimes our weekend days consist of juggling at least two birthday parties while wrangling our everyday family and household...

Gift Guide for Seasoned Newborn Moms

Whether you will be receiving or giving a "sprinkle" shower to a seasoned mom or forgoing this new trend, even experienced moms with more than one child need help preparing for a new addition....

Is This The Best Time of Our Lives?

Is This The Best Time of Our Lives? When I have been out and about with our infants, I have received generous comments, everything from admiring their long hair to their irresistible dimples. And quite...

The Day My Daughter Said…

"You did a good job today, MaMa." I knew exactly what she meant as we reminisced about our day and said our good-nights. This past Halloween, while the skies became heavy with threatening rain and the...

Should Parents Post Pictures of Their Sick Child on Social Media?

Should Parents Post Pictures of Their Sick Child on Social Media? It's that season again - more stuffy and runny noses than usual, and the threat of influenza, RSV, flu, stomach bugs and an array...

How to Save Money on Your Family Home’s Utility Bills

How to Save Money on Your Family Home's Utility Bills Just like any other parent out there, lowering our family home's utility bills was always in the back of our mind. So, when we decided...

5 Things Every Home With Children Should Have

We recently renovated our home, and before I started designing our new layout, my husband and I sat down to discuss our priorities and goals. Every item we considered important had to do with...

Dear New Orleans :: This HAS To Stop

CRIME. It is one of the reasons we left New Orleans many years ago, but like most New Orleanians, our families, the city's vibrant culture and, of course, the food, drove us back. Last night...

Space :: How Much Does Your Family Need?

When I purchased my first place the year after I graduated college, I never imaged it would become the home I would briefly share with my husband as newlyweds or with two under two...

The Phenomenon That Is … Parental Amnesia

Unexplained tantrums, horseplay, potty accidents, refusing to eat, difficulties listening and following directions is the reality of rearing a toddler. This is a known fact to parents with toddlers. However, there is an interesting characteristic...

The Do’s and Don’ts Of Visiting Postpartum Moms

The days and weeks following the birth of a new family addition can be chaotic and overwhelming even for a seasoned mom. Writing from experience as well as from listening to other newborn moms'...

Celebrating Traditions :: #HowWeFamily

Disclosure :: I have received information and materials from McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. Our family celebrates many traditions....

Why I No Longer Have Expectations Since Becoming a Mother

When I entered my new role as a mother, I felt like I had an awakening, despite the sleep deprivation. It took me about nine months, but once I accepted that I should not...

Why Parenthood is an Ongoing Chess Game

Lately, I have been feeling that parenthood, especially with toddlers, is much like a game of chess :: trying to outwit your opponent, analyzing their strategy, and predicting their next move. One day I...

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