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...
After we lost our son, a lot of people wanted to do something but really didn’t know what to do. When a baby dies, it upsets the natural balance of the world and it is a very uncomfortable topic...
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...
Earth Day is on the horizon and while the world picks a day to celebrate the planet, I’m hoping to teach my kids to appreciate it every day. Since it’s the only one we have treating it right is...
With Lake Michigan so close to us now, my summer goal has been to spend as much time at the beach as possible.The beach is my happy place. I’m one of those people that can just sit and watch...
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...
By the time 6 p.m. rolls around I am dead tired. After working all day, making dinner, feeding the dog, doing dishes and a loud of laundry or two, I’m just done. Unfortunately, as a working mom that’s really...
We all know that, sometimes, kids don’t like to eat their vegetables. They whine, they cry, they gag and do any of number of things to avoid eating them or show their distinct pleasure in attempting to eat them.My...
We don’t have overly strict rules about screen time in our house as long as the screen time is being used for learning. My husband is in IT and it has never made sense to him to keep the...
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...
At the beginning of a new year, I always love re-organizing everything and doing a good, deep cleaning in the house. Even though I’m not a believer in resolutions, I do like how January can seem like the perfect...
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...
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...
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...
Raising kids is an adventure and challenge, but being a black mom raising biracial kids is a different kind of challenge that requires love and flexibility.Since February was Black History Month, I used the opportunity to teach my girls...
Every now and then – generally when I feel like my parenting game is strong – my daughter will ask me a question that throws me for a loop.It usually revolves around something that’s an issue or idea that...
September is an odd month for me. It's my favorite time of the year, but it's also a month that was supposed to make me a mother for the first time. It didn’t.Our first son's due date was September 30...

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