It's a question that's been asked the world over: If your child makes a mess in a public space, who is responsible for cleaning it up — the people who get paid to work there... or the parent? This hotly...
March 13, 2023, was supposed to be a great day. For goodness sake, I made it to work on time. Stacy, at Starbucks, was even running 15 minutes late on my order due to short staffing. Again, March 13,...
I've been pretty in my feels lately. They're getting exhausting, these emotions! My oldest went from 5 to 6 in January, and my youngest turning 1 just two days after Christmas has this mama feeling some type of way....
You should never tell someone they are different — even if they are. Chances are, they know they are different without having to be reminded. I know I am, so why remind me? Well, the same goes for children. When...
I didn’t think when I brought my toddler to the emergency room for the first time that the medical staff would also end up having to take care of me. My 2-year-old son took a nasty fall at home on...
I was a little surprised when our dentist told us our 4-year-old son had four cavities in his baby teeth — two that were in between his top molars. My first thought was, "So, what? They are baby teeth...
Thinking back on the early days of motherhood, I remember being introduced to water beads at a playdate. I thought they were the best thing ever! My children loved tactile sensory bins, and naturally, I thought water beads were...
One of the first things out of the mouths of most well-meaning people (usually old ladies in the Publix checkout line) when they discover my daughter is adopted is, “Oh, what a gift!” Cue automatic cringe. Ask any member...
Typically, playdates are reserved for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, although they can still benefit school-aged kids. In the early days of motherhood, playdates were about survival — having an activity planned for around 9 or 10 a.m. was perfect for...
My son is turning 3 soon, and as we age out of Early Steps and start the process for Child Find, it feels like one chapter is closing and another starting. If you’re wondering about early intervention services for...
YouTube, Blippi, learning apps, gaming apps, Netflix, Amazon Prime. I love it all! And here's why... I recently attended my daughter’s end-of-year Mass and awards ceremony, holding back tears as I enjoyed the sound of school-aged voices filling a century-old...
Sadly, I just read an article about an 8-year-old who died after getting stuck between a washing machine and a dryer while playing hide-and-seek. It really made me pause since we recently had a few scares of our own. A...

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