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Good Vibes Only? No, Thanks

You can’t walk down the aisles at Target without being smacked in the face with the latest trendy self-help feel-good platitude plastered on a mug or a sweatshirt. I’m all for gorgeous hand lettering,...

How Old Is Too Old for Toys?

When kids are young, it’s easy to tell when they are too old for a toy. They stop playing with it and move on to something else or their bodies quite literally will no...

Living and Loving Our Real Lives (Not Our Best Life)

Mommin’ ain't easy. We hear this often and we know it to be true, but our social feeds tell us otherwise. With cameras available constantly, we are blessed to be able to capture the...

Charity Spotlight: Evelyn’s Voice, An Evening of Hope for Rett Syndrome

Rett syndrome. Two words I had never heard of until about a year and a half ago. Two words that completely changed our family forever. The weight of them so heavy we couldn’t catch...

Discover Fun, Adventure & Learning Through Scouting

"I am proud to have my kids in Scouting. My husband is an Eagle Scout, and I realize how much Scouting means to him and the importance of our children learning the values that Scouting teaches. We started our...

Proactive Tips to Protect Your Child from the Flu

January is here and so is the height of flu season. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the statistics from the 2018 season and they are sobering: an estimated 80,000 Americans died of...

How to Cut the Toy Clutter this Holiday Season

Full disclosure, I own a toy store... and I’m going to tell you to tame the toy monster that is taking over your home. Why? Because I know that toys are essential to a...

Holiday-Themed Lunch Box Ideas

The holidays are all about traditions, and our family has lots of them! My absolute favorite is the “holiday lunch box surprises.” Throughout December, I add little holiday-themed treats to my son’s lunch box....

It’s Officially the Holidaze

November? Is that you again?! For some of us, I know the common term, “holidays,” starts at a certain time of the year. Mine technically kicks off when the anxiety hits. It’s that time...

To Create a More Inclusive World, Let’s Start with How We Think About Families

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West did it. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick did it. Even Tyra Banks did it. In fact, in 2017, well over 750 American couples did it. What is this growing...

One in 10: Fight Like a Preemie with March of Dimes

One in 10 babies are born too soon. According to marchofdimes.org, there are 380,000 sweet babies who are born prematurely each year. That means 380,000 babies do not spend their first moments in the...

Youth Epidemic: USB Flash Drive or JUUL?

As moms, we worry about what our kids are eating, slather them with sunscreen and make sure they aren’t exposed to predators through apps and social media. But are you worrying about whether your...