As the world is slowly opening back up, and we get comfortable traveling again, some of us will be flying with extra passengers. There is a whole generation of new parents who have never been on a flight with their babies or toddlers before. And for others, their family has grown by a kid or two since they last travelled by air.
Well, school is over and after having WAY too much time with our kids through the pandemic so far, summer is here. And, it seems we have even MORE time with them. Yay, us! How are you planning to survive? I’ve got a few ideas – hopefully they are a wee bit helpful for you as well, in these dire times. Create a Summer Bucket List Sit the kiddos down and see if you can all agree on a few activities that everyone is invested in. Here are a few categories that we are considering in my home. Adventure: this does not have to be expensive or hard. Find a new park in your city, do a road trip, go strawberry picking, or check out a local Farmer’s Market. Do GOOD: have the kids set up a lemonade stand for a local charity, collect canned goods for the local food…
My Dad passed away several years ago. I think of him every Father’s Day, but this year I thought about one particular lesson he taught me about consent. To celebrate, I thought I’d share it with everyone.
Where I live, a recent announcement declared that summer camps would be open this summer. A lot of parents are wondering whether they are comfortable sending their kiddos to camp. When I’ve been asked the question, my response is quite direct – HECK YEAH!
I’m a mama of six kids and this will be my 21st time celebrating Mother’s Day! While it’s nice to be surprised with a gift or “spoiled” with the classic breakfast-in-bed by the kids, let’s be real: Sometimes it’s just easier to just be direct about what you want, or just order it yourself!
April is Cesarean Awareness Month. Considering I’ve had six of the damn things, I thought I’d take some time to share my learnings.
My son was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three. He is now 21-years-old.
Back in those days, parents were given the diagnosis with virtually no information regarding treatment, resources, education or help of any kind. It was pretty much a “yes, your son has autism… don’t hit yourself with the door on the way out” kind of an approach.
March 8th is International Women’s Day, and many parents are looking for opportunities to celebrate women with their children. Here are three powerful ways families can embrace the day!
Moms are experts at neglecting our friendships, even at the best of times. Between work, PTA meetings, children, family obligations – even in the “before COVID times” we went far too long between a good girls’ night out. Enter a pandemic and a whole new obstacle has entered the scene.
Like most recent celebrations and holidays, Valentine’s Day is going to look very different this year. Usually, at this time, our kiddos are excitedly preparing cards for their friends and working on crafts during art class. Many children are currently doing school online, and all are feeling the pain of getting fewer hugs from grandparents and friends. So, what can parents do to ensure the kids still have a fun and special day? Create some crazy new traditions and do some fun activities My friend Jenn, loves to celebrate everything! One of the traditions she started was to keep her Christmas tree up year around, but she and her family decorate it according to the season. Her Valentine’s tree looks spectacular! Kids love doing crafts and we love kids being busy, so picking up a Valentine’s Day Craft Kit is top of my list. I also discovered a local mom…