As we move smack into the middle of winter, it seems like everyone (myself included) gets wrapped up in a case of the blahs. Christmas is over. Snow’s on the ground. It’s cold, it’s dark, and all we want is beautiful summery days back within our reach. It’s easy to long
Christmas is definitely, in my book, the MOST wonderful time of the year. I’ve loved it ever since I can remember, but for so much more than the gifts. I loved the smells, the sense of love all around me, and my family’s traditions. I’m pretty sure I got my obsession
When I had my daughter, I thought, “Wow. This parenting thing is easy!” Aside from not sleeping through the night until she was a toddler, my little girl was a breeze. In fact, I nicknamed her Breezy, partly because of her carefree, whimsical personality. She was a go-with-the-flow kind of kid.
Soon, sidewalks nationwide will be dotted with the familiar sight of children and their backpacks navigating their way to school in the early morning hours. Allowing a child to walk to school alone can be a healthy option for both parents and their children. It teaches children independence and responsibility
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard of the whole Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal. If not, this article on CNBC spells it all out for you (take a look – it’s kind of crazy). The thing is, most Facebook users are adults. We know that anytime we hop on
Of course, all moms are happy when they’re thinking about their kids and with their kids (except, maybe, when they’re fighting with each other over whose turn it is to take out the trash). Truly happy moms, however, are the ones who are so content with their lives that they find
I’m all for anything that will make my life easier as a busy mom. I own a business and I have two kiddos. As a single mom, I don’t get a lot of help and I have no sanity to spare. My smartphone (oh, how I love my Android!) has been a
“Did Mika eat his lunch today?” “Was Johnny mean to his friends again?” “Did Anna take a nap?” I used to be a preschool teacher. Those were the types of questions that I answered every day when parents came to pick up their little ones. Of course, I was glad
September is technically National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. But, as parents, we probably should focus on childhood obesity every month, right? Still, it’s important to bring awareness to such an important subject. As pant sizes in the United States keep getting larger, so do our kiddos. Their weight as kids
I have an almost-13-year-old daughter. Her growing up is one of the scariest things in the world for me. I see how kids treat each other. Girls, especially, can be brutal. My daughter has always had the confidence to stand up in front of her class and give a presentation.