I'll admit, our family hasn't always loved socks. My husband leans toward flip flops whenever he's not at work, my son loves the rubber kind of shoes, and my daughter follows in her dad's footsteps (pun intended) as a...
Last year, May hit me like a ton of bricks. While everyone else made resolutions in January, I waited until now. Follow these helpful hints and you, too, will survive what I call May Madness. Order/Assemble Teacher Appreciation Gifts Most teacher...
Now that I have finally (!) emerged from the fog of twin newborns, we're into the next stage of babyhood — toddlers! I'd be lying if I said this was any easier than newborn twins, but it's hard in a different...
If you had told my younger self I'd one day have four children, I would have laughed at you. No way, I would have said. That's just insane and also impossible. One of my mama friends said to me the other...
Target checkout lady, looking at my cart full of baby food and smiling cheerfully: “Must be Feed the Baby Day!” Me, with just my daughter (one of four kids) in tow: “No, I have twins. She’s just one of them.” Target...
I'm the pick-up parent, the one who does the afternoon shift. I get to work early, when it's still dark some mornings, so that I can leave in time to get them before extended daycare ends or preschool closes...
What could be better than your child finding a best friend? Here's a thought: Realizing you like the mom just as much as the kids like each other. Jackpot! It's not before long that playdates become standing appointments, text messages...
During most of the time I’ve had children, I have worked in an office. Depending on our lives through the years, sometimes this even has been necessary for our family, and I was really thankful I had my job....
We've all heard the saying "honesty is the best policy," right? Well, how far do we really need to take this age old adage? Should we constantly voice our honest opinions to whomever, wherever? Or do we only do...
Working moms have two jobs — the one that pays them, and the one they love more than life. And there are so many times these two jobs are at odds with each other, are pitted against each other,...
The Kind Old Lady in the Target check out aisle always turns around when she hears their noise and smiles at you. She speaks briefly to your kids, tells you that your children are beautiful — even though their...
One day, while I was at a school, a pretty awful thing happened. A mom I had just met began to size up and down the look and actions of a teacher. I was shocked; this kind of thing...

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