Job Description: Mother

Until I had a kid, I really had no idea how hard being a parent is. Then I hopped aboard the pregnancy train heading for Parenthood with a capital 'P,' discovering all through the journey just how amazing (and sometimes gross- let's be honest) being a mom is. I bought What to Expect When You … Continue reading Job Description: Mother

Preschool and Preparing Children for Kindergarten: One Teacher’s View

For most children in the United States, it is time to go back to school, or for some, the academic year has already begun. My daughter began her second year of preschool three weeks ago and is loving it, especially because she has moved to a brand new classroom and their new building has three … Continue reading Preschool and Preparing Children for Kindergarten: One Teacher’s View

Llamas Llamas in Our Pajamas

All weekend my daughter has asked me every five minutes, "Can we do a project?" She literally poked me awake this morning at 5:00 a.m. to say that I needed to get out of bed because yesterday I promised her that we would make something together today.I tried to think of something easy and quick … Continue reading Llamas Llamas in Our Pajamas

The Foods That My Kids Actually Eat and Healthier Substitutions for What They Want

I don't want to sound like one of those braggy, better than thou parents, but my kids eat only an organic, non-GMO, low sugar, cruelty-free, free-range, grass-fed, mostly plant-based diet. And they love it! No feeding my kids crap food. I don't understand why you all say it is so difficult to get your children … Continue reading The Foods That My Kids Actually Eat and Healthier Substitutions for What They Want

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Stretched to the Max and Trying to Make Time for Self-Care

The best saltwater taffy in the entire world comes from a little store called The Taffy Shop in Estes Park, Colorado. In the window sits an old-fashioned machine with rotating arms that pull the taffy. It stretches the taffy into ropes of pastel sugary sweetness, which droops down and is then picked up by another … Continue reading Stretched to the Max and Trying to Make Time for Self-Care

How Stress Can Negatively Affect a Relationship – and How to Fight It.

What is stress? Stress is your body's physiological reaction to outside factors. There are many causes of stress in our everyday lives. Stress is a normal function in the life of every person, but some people handle it differently than others. There will most likely never be a time in our lives where we have … Continue reading How Stress Can Negatively Affect a Relationship – and How to Fight It.

Guest Post: 14 Things I Love About Being a Single Mom

Today I have a guest post for you by Amanda from The Philosophy Mom. Amanda is the mother to three cute kids, Jack, Tyler, and Elise. As she says on her blog, "I’m Amanda. I live in northeast Ohio (ironically called “The Heart of it All”). I have three kiddos, no husband, one dog, one … Continue reading Guest Post: 14 Things I Love About Being a Single Mom

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Momumental Mothers #7: Catey

I DECIDED TO CREATE MOMUMENTAL MOTHERS TO CELEBRATE WOMEN FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. EACH OF THE WOMEN I WILL FEATURE ARE DIFFERENT, BUT THEY ARE ALL UNITED IN MOTHERHOOD. Today I am happy to introduce you to the seventh mom in my Momumental Mothers series, Catey. I've gotten to know Catey through Twitter and … Continue reading Momumental Mothers #7: Catey

Momumental Mothers #5: Merrel

I DECIDED TO CREATE MOMUMENTAL MOTHERS TO CELEBRATE WOMEN FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. EACH OF THE WOMEN I WILL FEATURE ARE DIFFERENT, BUT THEY ARE ALL UNITED IN MOTHERHOOD. I am excited to share a very sweet lady with you today. Merrel and I met through our blogs on WordPress and became friends on … Continue reading Momumental Mothers #5: Merrel

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Simple Ways to Grow Closer as a Family

Summer is a busy time, with vacations, barbecues, sports, the kids are on school break, you name it. In our house at least, it feels like the family is flying in all different directions at once and don’t always connect. Time is one of the threads that help weave a strong feeling of family togetherness … Continue reading Simple Ways to Grow Closer as a Family