Category: Parenting & Family

Parenting Tips and Proof that You Are a Good Mom

Do you ever scroll through Facebook or Instagram, seeing all the perfect (and mostly outdoor) pictures of families, and then start questioning your own parenting? I seriously do this all the time. Those pictures make me feel like a boring, lazy parent. When I would see them I’d worry...

11 Truths About Working From Home

Imagine waking up whenever you want (well, let’s be real, whenever the kids want). You go downstairs in your PJs, make yourself a cup of coffee and something good for breakfast. You stroll into your living room, pop on the TV for the kiddos, and open your laptop. You’re...

What Maternity Leave is Really Like

Waking up late, napping throughout the day. Watching daytime TV, making sandwiches at home and going for an afternoon walk. It sounds so lovely! Maternity leave has to be one of the best parts of having a baby. And when the end of pregnancy comes, most moms imagine staying...

Dear First Born, I Didn’t Know…

Dear first born, I didn’t know how much would change when I brought your sister into this world, and into our home. I never realized how deep our connection was and how challenging it would be to integrate another into *our* lives.  Not you, and me, and daddy, and...

The Secret to Getting Picky Toddlers to Eat Better

The toddler age is so much fun, they start walking and talking. Potty training begins. They move to a big kid bed. So many changes. This is a very special time where you really get to see the world through your kid’s eyes. Watching them learn and grow is...

How I Keep My Toddler Busy for Hours

It’s hard to catch 5 min when you’ve got kids running around the house. And we have SO MUCH to do; Laundry, cleaning, making dinner, helping older kids with homework, cleaning up the mess the dog made, paying bills… I could go on and on but you know, mama,...

Raising a Vegetarian Family

“Can my kids be vegan or vegetarian? “ I see this question all the time in my mom’s groups on FB. And there are always varying answers in the comments; from one end of the spectrum, “No, you’re child must eat meat for healthy development,” all the way to...

Screen Time: The Good, The Bad, The Conclusion

As moms, we’re always struggling with the right answer. Should I breastfeed or bottle feed? Should we co-sleep? Is it too early for a toddler bed? Is she making enough eye contact? How many words does she say now? We never stop worrying about what we should be doing...