Lessons From My Year-Long Shopping Ban

I faced the dresses, skirts, and shirts hanging in my closet and did not feel fresh.I don't want to wear that dress - again!...more

The Secret to Getting Your Kids to Do What You Want

I watched her seamlessly round up her four children as they splashed, swam, and dove in the pool....more
Awesome! I am the "set out the expectation" mom too. I love to see that it is noticed :)more

10 Things Kids With Food Allergies Want You to Know

Mommy,” she moves toward me. Her gaze is locked, voice shaky. “My throat feels funny." “Funny, like a scratchy tickle or funny like you can't swallow?" “Just really funny,” Veronica shrugs her shoulder. “Can you swallow?” I ask the important question. She nods her head, “Yes.” Shit, what did she eat? and I immediately act giving her a dose of Benadryl. Then I problem-solve: “What did you eat? … Okay. Let’s look at the label.” Her first allergic reaction was at eight weeks old. I opened her diaper and spotted blood in her poo. ...more
kzberg Thanks for sharing!!  Where did you get the recipe for Rice Flour Carrot Cake -- family ...more

It's Not Bastille Day. It's Best Deal Day

I'm at t-minus two weeks to the end of the school year....more

Five Teacher Gifts That Your Child's Teacher Really Wants

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."- Antoine de Saint-Exupery It's that time of year. The end of the school year!Can I get a summa summa summa summatime?No more reading logs .. it's summatime!Yippeeeeeee!!! ... !!? ... !?? ... ???Before you sign off on the school year, I'm sure you want to give one last wave acknowledging the teachers in your life....more

DIY: Make a Passport for Kids and Explore Your City

 "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." - T. S. Eliot This summer, the girls are getting their first passports.But we're not heading en famille to France....more

No More Babies: Six Ways to End the Heart v. Head Debate

 ThisStella at one week old. becomes this ...more

Motherhood: Little Eyes and Ears Upon You

 Little Eyes Upon You There are little eyes upon youand they're watching night and day.There are little ears that quicklytake in every word you say.There are little hands all eagerto do anything you do;And a little girl who's dreaming...more

What Makes Your Heart Happy

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Birthday Party Etiquette: Who's Invited?

 "Sorry, you're not invited."Not invited? No one wants to be not invited. "You're not invited."We advise our kiddos that this is on the do-not-say list....more