If you’re looking for something fun to do with your little, check this out. Baby finger painting is a simple, fun, indoor activity to give your little one a change of pace from the usual toys. Give it a try any time you want to get creative with your baby while keeping the mess to […]
Sometimes I feel like pregnancy should come with a warning. Or directions. Or both. Especially when it comes to how to get sleep while growing your little bundle of joy. You know, something along the lines of, “Welcome to pregnancy! The first trimester is full of fatigue and naps (hopefully). The second trimester is full of fatigue […]
I caught myself doing it again. I read something on Facebook and it made me mad. It made me want to respond. But, I am also like a million percent conflict-avoidant, so it made me want to be a tiny bit passive-aggressive in my response. I opened up the status update box and started to […]
Podcasts are a great way to gain motivation throughout the day, and learn new things while you’re at it. You can listen in the car, while you’re doing housework, at your desk, or if you go to the gym. There are podcasts on almost any subject you can think of, just do a Google search […]
Can I be honest with y’all? I was lonely this summer! You likely checked many things off your summer to-do list. Swimming, lake trips, hiking, copious amounts of ice-cream, late nights, movies, lazy mornings, pajama days; you’re not ready for it to end and wish summer could last forever!
Growing up, my son always played sports. I wanted to encourage his love of sport, so anything he wanted to try, I signed him up for at least once. Throughout the years we’ve tried a lot – basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, track, you name it. An only child and super energetic, I jumped at the […]
I’m a busy mom! Only in my dreams do I have the time to do my hair and wear a full face of makeup every day. Most days, it’s more like choose one, if that. But, I do still occasionally like to feel more put together. So, I’ve acquired a list of hacks to get […]
At ages 14, 11 and 9, I had to work to prepare them as they encountered another culture. It’s important that you are open with your children, explaining what they will potentially experience, and establishing some ground rules that will help them navigate situations and feel supported.
Watermelon busting (“watermelon piñata smash”) is a fun activity that is very popular in Japan. In Japan watermelons are luxury fruits, so this game is very special. Even when watermelons are on sale they often cost $10. At a luxury department store I saw a watermelon on sale for $80!
Waiting for dinner when you’re out to eat can seem like an endless exercise in crazy, especially when you’ve got small children with you. If it’s an impromptu meal out, it can be downright terrifying. You’re out. You’re hungry. They’re hungry. And you have nothing on hand to occupy little hands and minds.