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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...
Parenthood often feels like rapid-fire problem solving — especially those first few months with a newborn. Even the most minor tasks are made challenging with a newborn. But every year there are new baby products hitting the market that...
  Recently, a photo of two children sitting outside a California Taco Bell to use the restaurant's WiFi drew attention to the often-overlooked "digital divide" in the age of virtual learning. Even though it's easy to think "everyone" has access to...
I never anticipated it. I had a relatively easy-going, healthy pregnancy. Some nausea in the beginning, but I wasn’t violently throwing up. I had fatigue in the first trimester and the third, but again, nothing out of...
You are my sunshine, My only sunshine. We were sure we couldn’t get pregnant naturally and were making moves to start IVF. But then, my baby girl, you surprised us all. You have been my sunshine since the very beginning. Now,...
Breakfast can be a stressful experience (particularly during the business week) in a house with children. It can feel like there's never enough time to just relax and enjoy. Either your picky eater has chosen to reject the several...
There seems to be a holiday for everything these days. (Just a few days ago, it was National Toasted Marshmallow Day!) But one holiday that my family celebrates annually is National Grandparents Day. While it might sound like a greeting...
Back to school looks a little (OK, a lot) different this year, but we are still celebrating the start of a NEW year! Click the images below to print out these FREE back-to-school resources!   All About Me Printable :: Send this...
Scrambling to figure out child care options that feel safe right now? As you can imagine, with COVID-19, child care will look different this fall, and it’s become even harder to find spots in many programs. But working from...
I never thought we’d go four months straight with two kids and NO babysitter while my husband and I both work. But there are a lot of cute things I can talk about that have come out of quarantine with...
Could a new challenge be exciting for our kids in these strange times?  Since 1993, Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) has prepared hundreds of thousands of motivated students for success in prestigious universities and STEM careers. And this fall, AoPS...
School's out, and summer is halfway over. I usually start my summer with a book or two waiting for me to read. Before kids, I had the goal of reading 10 books each summer. Let's just say that has...
After all of our summer activities were officially canceled and I was done feeling sorry for myself, I sat at our (very messy) kitchen table to brainstorm. As I worked my way down the rabbit hole, I recalled my mom...
Three years ago, we went to New Hampshire. Two years ago, we went to Walt Disney World. Last year, we went to the Azores. This year... we are going nowhere. It's a summer-long staycation. And while it's somewhat disappointing...
Dearest, beloved husband of mine, Spending all this time together during COVID has been teaching me a few things about you and me and our relationship. And so I thought, why not share that with thousands of my closest friends?   First,...
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The Pumpkin Roll :: A Pandemic-Proof Holiday Tradition

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This holiday season seems to be the latest thing we can add to the “pivot” column. When I learned that Thanksgiving was no longer...