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Home Sweet Home

December 18, 2013 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

It’s been over 20 years in the making, but it’s finally happened. We just moved into our Forever House over Thanksgiving week. It couldn’t be more fitting that we moved that week because there is so much to be thankful for. We are right next door to the house I grew up in and the […]

Summer Wrap Up

August 3, 2013 in All Posts, Parenting

Can you believe it’s basically time for Back-to-School and summer is practically over?  (At least, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere). Over the summer I’ve been taking a bit of a break from this blog, posting less frequently, and spending more time slowing down with my son and daughter. There have been a […]

Do You Like to Play with Your Kids?

April 1, 2013 in All Posts, Parenting, Play

I just read a really interesting article in Redbook Magazine – yes, I realize how old that makes me sound, but I find it even more aging to pretend I’m not an almost 40-year old mom – about a mom who confesses that she hates playing with her kids and has mommy guilt about not being […]

Simplify Your Life in the New Year

December 30, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

This post is as much a cry for help as it is a tips post!  Seriously, what are you planning to do to simply your life in the New Year? As you know, we moved – in the middle of Christmas of all times! – and are still buried in boxes, trying to wade our […]

Tips for First Time Moms

November 12, 2012 in All Posts, Giveaways, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

Are you ready?  Another freebie for you during this month’s Saying Thanks & Giving You Goodies giveaway project:  THREE books from the What to Expect When You’re Expecting series!  But before we get to that and all the great information this week’s giveaway holds, here’s a list of more obscure – but practical – tips […]

{Parenting} How To Deal With Sibling Rivalry

November 6, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

Did you fight with your siblings growing up? No one believes me, but I swear the first real fight I ever had with my brother was when he was 18 and I was 21, and we were both away at the same college and finally had “real” things to fight about. It came as a […]

{Movie Review} Won’t Back Down: Not Just Emotional, Empowering

September 13, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

I’ve been on a blogging break to try and reorganize and refresh my own life and the lives of my various blogs, so I wasn’t sure whether it was the right time to accept an invitation by Circle of Moms and Pop Sugar to a screening of Fox Studios’ movie Won’t Back Down, starring Maggie […]

{Live} Ten Things I Will Teach My Daughter

July 18, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

Today, when I was driving in to work, I caught the end of NPR’s Forum program on Marissa Mayer and The Work-Life Debate.  It dovetailed nicely with my recent thoughts on going back to work versus my brief stint as a stay-at-home mom and my new curiosity in this thing called feminism – which I’ll admit I […]

{Live} In My Shoes

July 16, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

Today I’m over at my fab bloggy friend Andie’s blog, Crayon Freckles, sharing a little more of myself than I normally do in Andie’s In Her Shoes series. You can read the interview here. You might just catch the second pic of me ever.  (If you’re not counting the really bad one in the bio […]

{Live} My Little Parrot: Censoring Children’s Playlists (Part Two)

July 11, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

Remember when Jane belted out “I really f@$ed it up this time!”over and over as she ever so accurately sang the lyrics to Mumford & Son’s Little Lion Man at the ripe old age of 2.5? Yesterday, Jane (3.5) and I were listening to the uncensored version of Maroon 5’s Payphone (don’t judge – well, if you […]