I admit it, I’m tired of birthday party favors!!! I think they are unnecessary and redundant and have gotten completely out of control. There, I said it. Out loud (sort of). Gifts for birthday party attendees are frivolous, and I...
This new year, I asked my family if we could set a group resolution to bicker less. With the kids out of school over the holidays, and the holidays in general, that time of year is always a little...
Some of my closest friends and family disagree with me on this, but we are NOT paying our child an allowance. At least, we don’t plan to for the near future — he’s only 9. Possibly never, until he...
Your little toddler is about to turn 2 years old, and if you were like me, who went all out planning for the first birthday party as if it was my wedding all over again, you probably swore off...
The first trimester is a beast that very few talk about. You might look totally normal on the outside. In fact, you probably do. But inside, your emotions are going haywire, you want all the bagels, and you feel...
"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 7-year-old daughter in Scouting as well...
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 the flu last season (approximately...
For my oldest daughter’s first birthday, I went all out. Handmade decorations, homemade pizza for 30 people, perfectly Pinterest’ed rainbow cupcakes… it was perfect, beautiful, and everything I imagined my first child’s first birthday should be. With every person...
My son’s second grade class was tasked with a “genius hour” project. The directions were simple: It could be about anything the student wanted as long as they could present something to the class in a few months' time....
Growing up, I knew I wanted kids. Lots of kids. I had visions of Girl Scouts and basketball, a minivan, and filled bedrooms with halls that rang with giggles. As an adult, filling those bedrooms was a lot harder...
I love my kids. They are the best thing I've ever done, and I wouldn't trade the honor of being their mother for anything. But... some days I look at them from across the room and wonder if there's...
I knew this day would come — the day my son would start questioning Santa’s authenticity. He’s 7 years old and in second grade. Someone in his class (who has older siblings) told him Santa was not real and...

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