Whether you’re a fan of New Year's or not, the night of Dec. 31 is another one of those holidays where you get to celebrate life with the ones you love. As a mom with young kids, I want...
“Why didn’t you want to kiss me?” I asked my daughter.“You’re not supposed to kiss on the lips,” she said.I had asked for a quick smooch as we snapped a photo on our recent trip to Austin. We aren’t...
When we moved in the middle of the school year, I was thrilled to find a preschool/daycare for my son that said it followed preschool curriculum for learning and writing numbers and letters. And they also said they focused on...
At the beginning of kindergarten, I sent little love notes to school in my daughter’s lunch. Since she couldn’t read, I wrote them in code and pictures.I was worrying since she didn't know anyone there. It was a big,...
On Thursday I was excited to pick up my daughter early from preschool. After spending the previous weekend in the hospital with my son we were planning to keep the kids home on Friday and have a fun, family...
I’m a bit of a science nerd. By that, I don’t mean I’m good at science because I’m certainly not. However I’m certainly fascinated by specific sectors within the scientific community, especially anything on outer space and the universe....
Do you remember your favorite old school games from childhood? Games that you would play outside with friends until the sun went down. Games you would play in gym class at school before you ever thought about shaving your...
When my daughter was one and two, and still in her crib, she would often wake up in the middle of the night crying. She was never a great sleeper but I always thought it must be so scary...
With school back in session after break, you might be breathing a sigh of relief. Having the kids home for two weeks straight is hard!Although, admittedly, I miss them the second they’re gone.But what’s even harder for me after...
My daughter is opinionated. She is 2, so that's to be expected. However, I don't think this is going to go away. I see it as a good thing for her life in general and a frustrating thing for...
I love a fun project at home that’s educational too. While I don’t home school (and really think I would be horrible at it), I do enjoy fun projects with the kids when it comes to reading, art and...
With preschool winding down soon I've started reflecting on the last year with my daughter. She's learned so much and it's been exciting to watch her just soak it all up, but we've had some setbacks too in the...
My daughter has been obsessed with the Dreamwork's Troll Movie since we saw it at the theater this fall. The week before Christmas she told me that Equestria Girls (a My Little Pony/person hybrid that she had loved for a...
 In a world where everyone wants their kid to be the hot dog, my daughter is the princess. In fact, my daughter loves princess, pink and all things “girlie.” Her most recent obsession is My Little Pony.Now, I love...
A year and a half ago, Santa made a big mistake. He brought us a big, heavy and bulky train table that was a good idea in theory but ended up being one of those toys that just takes...
My baby is starting kindergarten in a few weeks. While she’s gone to school before this feels different to me. It feels bigger to me and I think it feel bigger to her too.Somehow, this seems to mark the...
When I was a child I would spend all day playing. During the summer months I would spend my waking hours outside, barely coming in to eat unless my mom forced me to or bribed me. During the colder...

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