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Morning Routine Madness: Fostering Independence in Your Child

Helping our children develop independence as the school year starts sounds beautiful. I can see the flawless Instagram-worthy image in my head. All the children packing their own lunches, double-checking homework, perfectly combing their own hair, matching their outfits and neatly filing into the car. Here is the problem. That image is a lie. It’s […]

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Healthy Eating with Kids… Isn’t That a Contradiction?

Is it even possible to get my kids to eat healthy without losing what’s left of my mind after halfway raising all these kids? Getting a strong willed 3-year-old to do something they don’t wanna do without fighting, serious bribing, and major drama… I hear ya, there are few harder things in life. I have […]

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Seeking a Nanny? How to Find Your Own Personal Mary Poppins

Hiring that special someone to help out with the little ones or even around the house? Mary Poppins sets the bar high in the nanny universe, but hopefully with some of these helpful tips, you, too, can find your very own Mary! The definition of a nanny often varies from parent to parent, and there […]

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If I Could Turn Back Time

I had my first child almost 16 years ago. I was 26 and full of excitement, terror, and toggling between “When will the baby get here?” and “Let’s keep her in a little bit longer.” The only thing I really knew about being a mother, I’d learned from babysitting and watching Family Ties. At best, I was […]

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