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I’ve been traveling a lot for work lately. It’s not something I do often and I hate being away from the kids overnight. I also hate to fly. However, I love to travel, see new things and learn about...
You may think that celebrating Christmas in a multicultural family is difficult. It can be, but the key to a successful holiday in is compromise. This is true for any family, especially when husbands and wives are bringing traditions from...
"What is it like to date a white man?" I remember this question vividly as a young intern at an elementary school. My future mother in law was a kindergarten teacher, and one of her coworkers was very curious about...
I heard my toddler cry out in the middle of the night and ran to him. I found him standing at the gate to his bedroom door, scooped him up and told him what I’ve told both kids every...
I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist. My family might (certainly will) even call me a bit anal. Although, I’ve never been perfect looking (my nose is just a bit too big, my legs are a bit...
As a recent mom of two I have to say there are two emotions that I wish I could say goodbye to. My son will be 4 at the end of the month and my daughter is almost 2...
I am one of those people that always has the TV on in the background. It’s a holdover from when I was a journalist and would watch at least six news programs a day. I’d constantly be looking for...
During the school week I like to make life as easy as possible. School morning can easily get out of hand with a kindergartener and 2-year-old. Amid arguing over outfits to wear, 5,000 requests for them to put their...
I sat there on Sunday night breaking a pink-frosted, sugar cookie into small, bite-sized pieces, praying he would eat it. I added up the calories in my head. One bottle with milk and formula, two smoothies, another bottle with...
 Meal time is always an excuse for my kids to make a good mess, especially in the toddler stage when they are first being introduced to some foods. Spaghetti and blueberries seem to wind up in their hair, on...
Life may be an adventure, but at what point are you ready to let your kids adventure on their own? A new (old?) kind of playground is testing the limits of parents’ sense of adventure. So-called adventure playgrounds have been popular...
This weekend was the official start of summer and the official start to something most moms dread – bathing suit season. Whether you think your legs are too large, your belly sticks out too far or baby got back,...
With Holiday Season here it’s time for the traditional holiday parties, foods and festivities. However, before all the yule tide and joy overtakes your life, it’s also time to start taking some conscious lifestyle precautions so your belly doesn’t...
Spring is quickly approaching but before we can tiptoe through the tulips, we need to survive daylight savings with kids. As a parent you might not be used to getting a lot of sleep. While I hear there are mythical...
Throughout life, Halloween hadn’t been that important to me, but like almost all holidays, it became much more fun when I had kids. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); When I was young, my mom handmade all...
I always thought I was going to rock parenthood. I thought that I’d have all the answers, raise my kids “right” (whatever that meant) and find some way to make sure each of them always felt loved and wanted....
This weekend there was a purge happening at our house. We packed up the pack-n-play in our living room. We packed up the baby gate that kept our son restricted to the family room. We put away the bouncy...

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