Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Yesterday as I backed my car out of the driveway, The Beatles' Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da began to play on the radio. The upbeat song about Desmond and Molly and then the family they create has always been one I've enjoyed. I have always been a huge Beatles fan, just as my husband is; that's one of … Continue reading Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

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Why Sleep is Necessary and Tips to Get Your Best Sleep Ever

One common theme I hear just about every parent talk about is wanting more sleep. According to the American Sleep Association, 37% of adults between the ages of 20-39 report short sleep duration and 35.3% adults report less than 7 hours of sleep during a typical 24-hour period. Raise your hand if that describes you … Continue reading Why Sleep is Necessary and Tips to Get Your Best Sleep Ever

How to Develop a Nightly Routine and Make Bedtime Easier

Over the past three years I have found that my kids do best at bedtime if we follow the same routine each day. That isn't to say that we never vary from our routine, but I try not to when possible. It took quite a while to develop a routine that worked for us. When … Continue reading How to Develop a Nightly Routine and Make Bedtime Easier

6 Baby Items That Were a Waste and 6 I Would Buy Again

I remember feeling completely lost when registering for gifts for my baby shower. I had no idea what stuff I needed and what I could live without. Did I need a walker? Baby powder? What kind of bottles? What size clothes? How many diapers? Between a baby shower at work and one thrown by family, … Continue reading 6 Baby Items That Were a Waste and 6 I Would Buy Again

How to Drive Mom Crazy in 10 Easy Steps: The Nighttime Edition

Don't eat supper because "it is disgusting!" And cry because you want icecream. Refuse help dressing in pajamas, then try to put them on upside down and get angry when it won't work. Insist you don't have to go pee before bed. Brush your teeth and immediately ask for a snack. Look for the one … Continue reading How to Drive Mom Crazy in 10 Easy Steps: The Nighttime Edition