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SUMMER IS HERE!!!! I'm not going to lie and say summer is my favorite, because it isn't. Basic fall girl right here. The first cool breeze, pumpkin spice lattes, football, leggings, whew I'm excited for fall already! I think being...
My twin girls are only six months old, yet we’ve already experienced the hilarious, utterly ridiculous, and occasionally insulting babble from strangers and companions alike. Why is the world so obsessed with stereotyping twins? And what is it about...
My son and I were at the library waiting to check out our books when a small child began to scream and cry loudly. My son looked around trying to spot the culprit and said, “Oh man, that kid’s...
The Virgin Diaries: My Thoughts Prior to My First Mardi Gras Truthfully, I can't really fathom what all this Mardi Gras business is about. My one and only major parade experience was when the Miami Heat won the championship. My...
Several weeks ago, I suffered my first miscarriage. I was 5 weeks and one day pregnant. It was devastating and heartbreaking and although I am writing this post, it is immensely difficult to articulate my thoughts. But these are my feelings...
Why We're Confident One Child is Perfect for Us I recently had a conversation with another mom about family size. Well, her family size. She talked about how many children she planned to have and how far apart she wanted...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital. Coping With Stress and Anxiety in a Post-COVID-19 World :: A Guide for Parents and Children The past year has been a highly stressful one for children, adolescents, and families as we...
Dear Grandparents, Christmas and Hanukkah are right around the corner. Historically, this means that the temptation to pile on the gifts, especially the plastic gifts and character toys, is particularly high. But let’s take a minute to be honest with one another....

The One Finger Rule

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Have you ever been to one of those stores where it seems like they purposely put everything breakable within a preschooler's reach? I mean, seriously, who would think to put a bunch of delicate glass figurines at eye-level for someone...
Throughout my life, the holidays have always been just like the song - the most wonderful time of the year. We had so many traditions that you would think we were the Claus family. Every moment from November through...
Like most women, the majority of my pregnancy was uneventful. My morning sickness resolved itself by seventeen weeks, and aside from being exhausted and having that fire-breathing dragon indigestion, everything was great ... until it wasn’t. Around thirty weeks, I...
Of all universal toddler truths, we can agree on this one: all kids love to dance! They immediately bounce, jump, and wiggle the second they hear, or feel, music. We are lucky to live in a town that offers...
It's Elf On The Shelf season, now what? Like most moms around this time of year, I'm caught up in decorations, Lifetime's holiday movies, Christmas shopping, and … trying to be creative with that pesky little Elf on the Shelf!...
To my sweet baby girl: I just finished feeding you your last ounce of mommy's milk. I was definitely a little emotional about it, to say the least. I feel so very selfish. I feel like I've failed you. My...