Both working and non-working mamas need mentors.  Whether you are in the office or out of the office, after having a baby or inheriting a bonus mom role, walking into the workplace can make a new mother feel like...
Becoming a stepparent. For some, it may be the last thing in the world they thought would ever happen. At least, that's the case for my best friend Michelle. She fell in love with, and eventually married, a man with...
If back to school (aka back to carpool line) has you dreading the longest part of the day, you’re not alone. For me, using every minute effectively counts during our busy days. This means sitting in park unable to...
If you'd have known me in my adult youth, aka my 20s, you would never think I'd end up deciding to be a stay-at-home mom. I didn't think my instincts were so great when it came to children. I...
The new school year is here and that means back to a routine. Although this year brings a lot of mixed emotions and uncertainty, many of us are ready to bring our kids back to the classroom (keeping safety...
Hey there, fellow mama. The new school year is already here for some or just around the corner! Are you ready? If you're like me, and many others I've spoken with, this more than any other year is a...
This has definitely been a heavy week for many of us. The developments all over the world over the past couple of weeks have left me paralyzed and with a sense of hopelessness. I usually wake up, read the...
Have you ever thought to outsource and automate most life tasks? I was - maybe still am - one of those people who likes to do things myself. This is because I have always liked learning, the process, and...
My friends encouraged me to write on how I get our kids to eat like we do, so here are some tips for raising non-picky eaters. I am not a nutritionist or doctor, although I have done my own...
I love going to the movies. The smell of popcorn, the quiet darkness, a moment to be entertained. I also love taking my kids to the movies. Yes, I will admit, 90 minutes of a semi-break is the dream....
I'm going to be real with you. I did not read the book How to Talk so Little Kids will Listen. Audiobooks are sometimes easier when you have kids. I engaged in one of my book club cheats and listened to...
The month of August is full of emotional changes as the summer begins to wrap up and families look towards the beginning of a new school year. For many children, this is a time of great excitement worth celebrating....
I’ve only been camping twice in the last 15 years and I have never been camping with kids, which makes me the very last person you should ask about taking your family camping. But don’t worry, I interviewed my...
My daughter asked me a couple weeks ago whether I could take off the summer to play with her.  I laughed and said no.  I told her that I needed and wanted to work.  That made me reflect on...

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We are STILL in a pandemic, so please be mindful of others and stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. If you plan...