Eight Items You Need When Your Kids Get Sick on Vacation

This post contains an affiliate link. Before my husband and I had kids, I remember my sister-in-law saying that without fail, her kids would get sick while on vacation. She wasn’t being overly dramatic ....more

How to Get Your Kids to Unload the Dishwasher

You know when there’s a power outage? You walk to whatever room you keep your flashlight or candle stash, and even though you know the power is out (because you’re moving...more

The Lesson My Three Year Old Taught Me That Everyone Needs to Learn

She sat at the counter, crayon in hand, while I stood on the other side of the kitchen, preparing dinner. “Mommy, look!” I glanced up, smiled at her, then went back to my work. “Say, ‘Great job Annelise!’ Mommy! ...more

Keeping Screen Time Under Control: A Summer Plan

Summer vacation has arrived! Days, weeks, and months of freedom stretch before us. No homework, no after school activities, fun in the sun, sibling squabbles, cries for ‘just a few more minutes’ on the iPad, clothes and toys and junk all over the house… Hold on a minute! ...more

We’re Done Throwing Birthday Parties for Our Kids

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It started with a sick kid and a sleepless night. When I got up the next morning, I snapped a picture of myself and posted it with the following caption: THIS IS MOTHERHOOD Up all night with a sick child. Drifting off just to be woken by the cough that springs you into action ....more

Stop Mom Guilt With This One Simple Tip

Summer was approaching. I had a six...more

How to Save Thousands on Your Kids’ Teeth

The ProNamel® brand has compensated me in connection with statements made in this post. Big tears fall as I help him with his coat....more

How to Save Thousands on Your Kids' Teeth

Big tears fall as I help him with his coat. "Come on buddy; we can go now." My hand on his shoulder, I navigate him out of the small room where we've spent the past hour and down the hall towards the waiting room. Several rooms with open doors reveal kids waiting patiently in dental chairs for their hygienist to arrive, their parents in seats beside them. They turn to stare as my distraught five-year-old begins to wail, "I want to leave this place and never come back!!!"...more