The Moment I Realized I Can’t Have It All.

The Moment I Realized I Can't Have It All. The 5 Steps I'm Taking To Clear My Schedule and Create Boundaries

A few weeks ago, I shared how 2018 didn’t go as I’d hoped, and how I was turning that failure into an opportunity for growth. Since then, I’ve spent a lot of time examining how I manage my time, which has meant painstakingly logging exactly how I spend it. And as I sat down at […]

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Bomb Pops: Homemade Red, White, And Blue Popsicles

Bomb Pops: Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

Of all my summer memories from childhood, one stands out above all others: the barefoot dash across the dew-slicked front lawn to catch the Good Humor ice cream truck. It usually came just as we were finishing dinner, so I had to be quick if I wanted to flag down the ice cream man as […]

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5 Summer Activities For Preschoolers With Not-So-Crafty Moms

One of my summer activities for preschoolers - boy painting rock

Don’t let the pretty pictures of toast fool you: I’m by no means crafty. Sure, I know my way around the kitchen, but when it comes to sequins and glue, they’re more likely to stick to me than to the art project. But with school over, I had a minor panic attack as I searched […]

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5 Steps To Help Your Child Overcome A Fear Of Water

A toddler with no fear of water

Toddler fears can be tricky, but a fear of water can be scary for parents, too. It was a cloudless, 90 degree May day in Mexico. The rectangular infinity pool in the back yard sparkled, a turquoise oasis offering an escape from the desert heat. I stood under an umbrella lathering myself with sunscreen, dying […]

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5 Tips For Smelling Fresh Without Conventional Deodorants

My personal philosophy is that the healthiest, safest products are often the ones that are closest to nature. So when I started thinking about becoming pregnant five years ago, I decided it the natural deodorant route was probably the safest path for my baby and me. While my research found that health risks of conventional deodorants were […]

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5 Tips For Safely Sharing Your Child’s Photos Online

It’s a question I get over and over from my friends and followers: “Why don’t you ever post your son on Instagram?” While my refusal to share photos of my child on social media may seem weird in an era where everyone shares everything, the normalcy of sharing photos of small children makes me feel […]

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Three Ways To Beat The Common Cold

My son has been sick almost every week since Christmas. First it was a double ear infection, then it was one cold after another thanks to the petri dish that is preschool. Meanwhile my husband was in bed with the flu for a week. And yes, he had a flu shot. But as for me, […]

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Moonstruck

My son doesn’t need a Super Blue Blood Moon to make an event out of a moonrise. Any given evening can find him with his nose pressed up against the back door, his hot breath fogging the glass as he shouts “Mommy, Mommy look at the moon!” I can see him from where I’m standing […]

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Moms’ Group Saved My Life

I’m not really a joiner. While I’m very social, I tend to ensconce myself in a tight-knit group of friends, rarely expanding my circle. But when I stopped working during my last month of pregnancy, I quickly began to feel isolated; most of my friends either worked or lived too far away to call for […]

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