Core Values

Our core values in life determine the way we behave in any given situation. Likely you have core values in the way you view marriage, the way you spend your money and your family. But have you ever listed out your core values concerning your children? I’ve spent…

How to Navigate the Parent / Nanny Relationship

So, you’ve taken the plunge and decided that you want to hire a nanny*? Congratulations! This is a huge step on your journey, and a tough choice for most parents to make. Whether you’re hiring someone so you can go back to work full or part…

Capsule

The concept of a capsule wardrobe is not a new one, and while I am not a fashion blogger, I want to share my recent endeavour into having a capsule wardrobe and why I believe it can help you, mamas! First of all, a capsule wardrobe is simply a small…

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…