Placing your child in someone else’s care requires a combination of trust and following your gut. It may seem labor-intensive to interview and try multiple babysitters, but is absolutely worth doing. If your child resists a new face, just know that building relationships take time but their lives are so much richer with a community […]
I grew up thinking you had to be in really bad shape to need a therapist, when in reality, I wish I would have gone to one sooner. My kids also see a therapist and have never once complained about going – they actually like it and want to go!
I believe any parent would be shocked and frightened by these events. However, what frightened me the most was the realization that if it were my kids, they may not fight back. If someone tried to take my kids, they wouldn’t fight back. They wouldn’t fight back, because I haven’t told them it was okay to […]
Before having kids, lots of conversation topics seemed off limits in polite company — like poop. After my first son was born, I was amazed how many of my conversations revolved around his bodily functions. One topic that it seems like parents don’t like to think or talk about, even after having children, is their […]
Everyone knows that a vacation with your child(ren) is really called a trip.There is nothing relaxing about it. For the most part, you are basically living your daily routine in a different location. And, it may even be a little more difficult when you find you don’t have your usual kid necessities at your immediate […]
Don’t know what to make for dinner tonight? Problem solved. Check out this list of restaurant deals (and grocery shopping perks) around Bloomington where kids can eat free or cheap. Enjoy an evening out and less mess at home! Restaurants change their offers regularly. If you know of other local, kids-eat-free offers or if you […]
Even if you think you aren’t flexible (that’s why we do yoga). Even if you have injuries (there’s always an elegant solution, as one very wise teacher reminds us). Even if you’re overweight (have you ever heard of chair yoga). There is a class for you where you are right now.
When I was pregnant, I had a vision of what it would be like when my baby was born. Every mother is different, but I looked forward to having our friends and family at the hospital to meet our bundle of joy. As often in life, though, things did not go as planned. Instead, our […]
Hello, fall! Along with the cool mornings and crisp air that we all know (and love) comes a season full of festivals, orchards, pumpkin patches, and more. We’ve gathered all of the details for some of the local fall favorites for you and your family to enjoy. So, you can get outside and enjoy fall […]
When I was a girl, I had a pen pal from camp. I would run upstairs after my daily jaunt to the mailbox to read the newest note from my friend. I excitedly saddled up to my desk, pulled out my prettiest letter paper, and wrote down everything I could think of to share.