And here we are... a year later. Starting the second round of quarantine birthdays.  Last year, our world shut down on March 12. That was the last day of school. Stores were running out of toilet paper and paper towels....
I'll admit it: I lie to my toddler about food from time to time. Oh, you want ice cream for breakfast? Sure, here's a frozen yogurt. I continue to be impressed by my son Jackson's developing palate and am thankful he...
  I won't be giving my kids gifts at Easter. It's not that I'm a Grinch or won't celebrate at all, but it's all becoming too much to keep track of as a parent. Since when did Easter Sunday require perfectly...
2020 was a big year for personal growth for me, primarily because COVID forced it. It was a year in which boundaries became necessary — for both comfort levels and safety precautions. It was a time in which the...
Have you considered the impact the books you choose for your at-home library can have on the little people you are raising? Including books that feature characters and families who look like yours, as well as ones who don't,...
I was recently flipping through old videos on my phone and reminiscing about the baby years. Like most parents, I have hundreds (actually thousands) of videos of my kids. I like the "quick video" approach. Kids are doing something...
The year 2020 — year of bad tidings — claimed another victim: Justice. No, I don’t mean our justice system or the larger concept of justice. I’m talking about the tween girls’ clothing store Justice, which is currently running a...
Parenting is hard. It is equal parts exciting and exhausting. Every phase brings a new learning curve, and we aren't always equipped with the right tools. As we have spent more time with our children — and ourselves — recently, it...
As we start a new year, many of us have New Year’s resolutions on the brain. Instead of the usual resolutions — which are typically broken by the end of January — consider creating a family tree if you...
In today's world of technology, texts, and social distancing, sending mail is an easy and genuine way to stay connected. There's something special about spending time considering a friend and sending them a card or letter. It's even more...
I no longer have to fight with my 4-year-old about brushing her teeth. That statement, my friends, is nothing short of a legitimate miracle. My kiddo has sensory struggles, hates being “helped” with anything, and has been in feeding therapy...
Does my child need speech therapy? Excellent question! There are lots of things that might cause you to think to yourself, “Hmm, is this typical? Do I need to get an SLP involved here?” Let's explore some of these concerns...
I LOVE putting my kids to bed at night! OK, what parent of small children actually loves bedtime? In truth, what I love is the post-bedtime silence and the ability to give my full attention to "The Haunting of Bly...
Almost every night I am awakened by one (or both!) of my children coming into my bed. I used to dream of a full night's sleep, jealous of the wunderkind babies sleeping through the night early on. My bed...
My son recently turned 2. And he’s so good at it.  My husband came home from work one evening and pointed at the newly installed childproof latch on the refrigerator with a knowing look. I explained that after our boy...
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Summer, summer, summer! It's the most wonderful time of the year! The weather is perfect, the days are long, and it is time to slow...