“I can’t fall asleep!” “I’m scared there are ghosts in my room!” “I’m scared I am going to have a nightmare!” Most parents have been victims of all of these complaints and more. Some children outgrow their difficulty falling...
Storytime in My Life I love books with a soulful passion. My mother encouraged my love for books by purchasing any books I wanted; she never said no to my ask of a book. I marvel at great storytelling and...
Every four years we get an extra day. That elusive February 29. The day usually passes without notice except for the leaplings (people who were born on February 29) who finally get to celebrate their real birthdays. Why don't...
Black History Month is a beautiful celebration of the accomplishments and contributions to the American Culture by African Americans. Over the past couple of years, we have enjoyed this learning experience with our oldest son as he entered his...
Conscious consumerism is a hot topic lately, and while most of us can agree that it's important, it's also incredibly overwhelming. So I want to share my journey so you feel a little less alone and a little more...
Did you pay your nanny $2,100 or more last year? Then the IRS requires you to pay taxes. Filing taxes can seem like a daunting task, but experts at Care.com HomePay can help save time and stress. HomePay will break...
Are you still trying to get back into your normal routine after the holidays? Me too! Yes, we are adults and parents—not babies—and we need a routine. I remember when all 3 of my girls were babies. Everything I...
“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” This Carter G. Woodson quote perfectly sums up what Black History Month means to me. I grew...
“Black, boss, busy mom” or is it “busy mom, black, boss” or maybe it’s even “boss, busy mom, while black.” Either way we mix and mingle it, oftentimes we find ourselves juggling to prioritize the expectations we place on ourselves. ...
While choking is a scary topic for us as parents, the good news is that it’s largely preventable! This post will provide you with information and tips to protect your little one from choking. Also, I am not a...
When asked what my favorite food was, my answer was a no-brainer: peanut butter. Peanut butter was delicious not only scooped and slathered in my mouth by a spoon, but in combination of what seemed like everything else: chocolate,...
Several years ago, I saw an idea on Pinterest for creating a deck of cards dates. This is a way to catalog 52 different date ideas from which a couple could choose date night (or day!) activities. I put...
Ahhh… New Year’s resolutions. By this point, you may be keeping yours or you may have already given up. I have been guilty of making huge, sweeping resolutions. You know the kind: “This is the year I will ___________.”...
Parents have so much to think about after the birth of a child: Breastfeeding tips? Ways to save on the cost of formula? Best sleep strategies for baby? Transitioning to daycare? Helping siblings adjust to a new baby? The list...

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Spring and Summer U-Pick Produce and Farm Fun Guide

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Spring and summer are finally here! COVID-19 may be keeping us away from a lot of our summer fun, we can still enjoy area...