Tag: advice

10 Ways I Stay Close with My Kids

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Even though I spend a lot of time fussing or giving my children reminders to do their homework or complete their chores, I try...

Stay Sane and Take Great Photos of Your Kids

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I must start by saying that I am not a professional photographer, and I never took a photography class. I am a mom of...

Tired of Looking Tired – 7 Things Every Mom Needs In...

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Puffy eyes, dark under-eye circles, dry skin, gray hair coming in faster than I can manage. All signs that I am a mom (and...

A Few of My Favorite Things: Back to School Edition

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It's hard to believe that summer is almost over, and the kids are heading back to the classroom. With two elementary school-aged children and...

To Infinity & Beyond. “No Really, What Comes After Infinity...

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Age is only a number, right? Well, for my four-year-old, numbers are everything. Literally. Everything. To say he likes numbers is an understatement. Obsessed...

Good Morning, Sunshine!

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Not all morning routines are created equally. As a general rule, I tend to reject “hustle culture” as a way of life. I had some...

Please Stop: Your Kind Advice Is Not Helping Me

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I'm a mom. I get advice—a lot of it. There was a time when I was a first-time mom, and I solicited it quite...

Shame Versus Guilt and WHY Words (especially with children) Matter

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When your child does something that needs correcting, what words do you choose? As I’m entering my age of awareness, I’m becoming increasingly sticky with words...

Upping My Water Game

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Congratulations, you have officially met the world’s worst water drinker. It’s true. I have gone hours, even days, without having one sip of water,...

Poolside Snacks For Kids That You’ll Feel Good About

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This is hands down the best time of year to be a food lover. It’s summertime, and that means we’ve got a lot of...