Survive (and enjoy!) Running Errands with Your Child

Because running errands isn’t fun without children, it runs the risk of being even less enjoyable when you throw your little ones into the mix. I recently had to run some errands with a 3 year old in tow, and made some notes to help you with run…

Observations from a Playground

New York City recently experienced its first 50 degree day in months, and naturally everyone with children flocked to the playground, myself included. As I sat on the bench and watched “playtime” unfold, I was struck by some interesting observations. Perhaps it’s because for the first…

Your Child’s Happiness

And what’s up to you. Does the phrase “if my kids are happy then I’m happy” sound familiar to you? Or how about the “my children come first!” phrase? At first glance these seem like harmless utterances and seem to showcase an…

The Weightiness of Mom Guilt

Ah, mom guilt. That nagging, burdensome “devil-on-the-shoulder” that suddenly appears when you find out you’re going to be a mother. It’s equal parts “I’m not good enough” and “I don’t have this under control…

Fun Bathtime Essentials!

I have compiled a list of essentials to make bath time more fun! These are affiliate links to amazon, so if you buy anything, I’ll get a little cash money (thanks!). These cute and adorable hooded bath towels!   What about this amazing little bathrobe and slipper set…

It Takes a Village

There’s an old African proverb, one I’m sure you’ve heard, that says “it takes a village to raise a child.” I find this overquoted statement one of the least implemented in Western society. I’m not suggesting we all live in…

Questions for Reflection

If you’re like me, the end of the holiday season always leaves me with a little sadness. But this year, I am ready to open a new year. Anyone else with me? 2017, I am ready to embrace you. But I don’t want to step into…

The Joy of Delayed Gratification

Coming right on the heels of a major holiday, I feel the need to discuss delayed gratification and children. I remember as child writing a list of all the things I hoped to get at Christmatime – and often it was long and unrealistic {like taking my baby sister away…

Fun & Healthy Cookies!

I have to put this disclaimer out there – I am not a great cook, nor do I enjoy baking. I’m a disaster in the kitchen. But I saw this amazing recipe the other day and wanted to share! Original link at the bottom of the post. Enjoy…

No One is Perfect

She had never done it before. I wasn’t expecting what came next, but come it did, and I had to swiftly navigate those waters and figure out how to deal with it – and quickly! It started normally enough. Taking a little shopping trip to a big department…