I, like most moms, love coffee. You might even say I live off it some days. Lately, it has been my lifeline. My son has been sick and waking up at midnight and 4 a.m. He doesn’t go back...
When my husband and I moved into our house almost six years ago we moved in with all our dreams and unpacked all our hopes. We dreamed of having a big family once upon a time, or at least what...
We were at my niece’s birthday party a few weeks ago and my 3-year-old did something I told him not to do. He proceeded to do it a second time. I told him not to do it again. I...
 Having children changes everything. This is just a fact we all think we know. I just think it is a fact that doesn't totally sink in until you are really living it. Before having kids you tell yourself that you...
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 have a love affair with fall. It is by far my favorite season. To me, it sort of marks the beginning of the most magical time of year. The rich color of the leaves, the homey smell of...
 By Guest Contributor Julie Hoag My boys are getting older and they are becoming more able to prepare their own foods. However, they still ask me to get them food. As a mom I have prepared food for them for...
By Guest Contributor Dawnene Law of Beans and Peanuts With the school year now upon us, I find myself increasingly busy. Gone are the lazy days of summer. We’re now up and out of the house early. Then we are...
I don’t often feel like I have parenting wins. In fact, many days I feel downright defeated and wonder how many years my kids will have to spend in therapy to undo whatever damage I’m causing by attempting to...
 By Guest Contributor Kate B. of Mommyhood and Mental Health.  Imagine this scenario: You log into your Instagram account. You are immediately flooded with clean, crisp, colorful images. Pinterest worthy family photos, home decor, and recipes. The ever so chic staged...
My husband likes to argue with advertisements to dispel their arguments about savings. He is never impressed by the "total amount saved" at the bottom of receipts. "It isn't a deal if it was money you wouldn't have spent anyway,"...
By Guest Contributor Melissa Castan of Baby Castan on Board During my pregnancy I spent a lot of time reading. I am pretty sure I read ALL THE BOOKS related to caring for a baby (including the books that recommended...
I was always picked last or pretty close to it when it came time to picking dodge ball teams in elementary school. Generally, I was selected just before the kid who was eating his own boogers. This could have been...
 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...
 Like so many things in life, there isn’t a “right” answer to, “When should my child stop taking naps?” In some ways I feel like the grass is always greener on the other side. If your child still naps then you get things done...
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...
 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...

Recent Posts

Korean Barbecue Chicken Legs Recipe

.It seems I’ve been on an Asian food kick lately. I have to admit, the flavors used in Asian cooking really just make my...

Colorful Caribbean Coleslaw Recipe

When I create a recipe or a dish, I like to create something that appeals to a wide audience. Sometimes though, people get stuck...

Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing

I Sometimes people will ask me, “What’s your favorite food?” That is a pretty challenging question for me. I love so many different kinds of...

Raising Sons in the “Me Too” Era

When my husband and I found out that our first child was a boy, we were elated. I think the standard answer to the,...

The Million Word Gap: New research examines how reading to kids impacts development

Everyone knows reading to your children is important, but now a new study illustrates just how important it can be to read to your...