If you’re like me, Pinterest is not a source of crafty ideas and fun activities to do with your kids. It’s a constant reminder that you are not crafty and that you’ll never have the time or creativity to...
We call Isla “0 to 60” because she can go from being completely giggly one minute to a ball of tears the next. But I think that moniker is more suited for me. It’s funny how being a mom...
"Make a rainbow cake," he said. "It will be easy," he said. Words from my husband John that inspired me to be an awesome mom (more awesome than usual) and actually bake a birthday cake this year for my...
A few months ago, my mom gave me an article she had cut out of the paper. It was about a program that screened pre-school aged children for reading readiness. I was fascinated, and made an appointment to have...
If you haven't heard of the Elf on the Shelf, chances are you aren't a parent or your kids are too young to really get it. In fact, the only reason I know about it is due to my...

Never Say Never!

Have you ever looked at a mom who has kids older than your own and thought “I will never do that” or “I will never say that"? I was one of those moms when my baby was too small...
You don’t really know what you’ll do to protect your child until you are in the throws of a dangerous situation and your child’s safety rests in your hands. Sure, you know you’ll do anything and everything to keep...
Whoever came up with the term "terrible two's" obviously never made it to the age of three. Yes, an energetic, just-learned-to use-the-word-NO two-year-old can seriously be exhausting. But what I am discovering is the closer we get to that third...
Tabitha Alexander, a stay-at-home mom to 3 boys and 1 precious girl, is the amazing creator behind Teeny Tinley Designs.  Her daughter, Tinley, is the inspiration behind her designs. When she started getting multiple inquiries about Tinley's necklaces every...
Amy West Wilson

Answer With Caution

If you are a stay at home/work at home mom like myself, you may find yourself in the precarious position of needing to take phone calls during the waking hours of your preschooler. This can be a dangerous and...
You know that mom who rises an hour before her children, gets everything prepped for the day and still has time for personal primping before her sweet angels awake at 8 AM, babbling happily until she’s ready to go...
My very first email address began with treehugger; I created cards to pass out to my friends in high school in celebration of Earth Day, but I’m not the greenest mom on earth. In fact, I drive a beast...

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