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My son received the first Covid-19 vaccine shot at 10 months old. You heard that correctly, 10 months. At 11 months, he was completely vaccinated and is now a happy healthy 14-month-old. He was part of the KidCove study...
It’s that time of the year. Pumpkins, ghosts, goblins, witches, zombies, and monsters. No, I’m not talking about your extended family reunions, JUST KIDDING! It’s Halloween. My favorite holiday. While most people love scary decorations, haunted houses, and pumpkin...
Toddler Travel Tips: After scouring the internet and consulting with friends on the best ways to travel with a toddler, I found a few tips pretty helpful. My goal is to share 6 tips that made our traveling experience easier...
I had my first baby in August of 2008. A beautiful baby girl! My husband and I were so excited! And... I was clueless about what to expect when I was discharged from the hospital... and I didn't even know...
Just last week, in the middle of dinner, my oldest daughter, who is in 8th grade, asked me if I knew what a "devious lick" was. I immediately looked at my husband with wide eyes, as if to subliminally ask...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital. What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11 On Monday, September 20, Pfizer announced that clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5-11 years have yielded...
My first son was seven months old for his first Halloween, and I spent at least three of the months leading up to it agonizing over what costume to put him in. The internet was a bottomless pit of...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by shopDisney, but the irony is that I had personally just finished purchasing my daughter's Halloween costume from Disney when shopDisney landed in our inbox. This sale is a great chance to snag...
As I inched closer to my due date and people saw my belly grow more and more, I was getting the question same question over and over. “Are you taking time off?” or  “Are you taking a maternity leave?”  When...

Remember Grace

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Remember last year, when we ask you to give teachers grace? Well, I’m here to remind you that we still need it this year, even more so than last year. Last year, everyone knew we were teaching in “unprecedented times.” Most...
Many of us have great memories of cooking with our Mothers or Grandmothers. We talk about some amazing recipes we make for special occasions that were passed down over the generations. Most of those memories are of us when...
Real talk. These two hospital photos were taken 19 months apart (August 2019 and March 2021). On the left is a brand new mom who ordered that sweet little “God knew my heart needed you” blanket as soon as she found...
“I couldn’t leave …a this isn’t BUT is it Katrina story… I know what it means” I’m supposed to be filling out my FEMA application or catching up on work, because my in laws took my kids to go swimming...
Recently, we picked up a kid from daycare for the last time. This was a known event, an understood timeframe, but even still, the grief of the day came quickly. I found myself in tears more than once in...