sick kids

10 things that help get through sickness

Now that cold and flu season is in full effect, add in school/daycare germs, we are having to deal with all the 'fun' that comes along with every virus or bacteria sickness my kids catch. Over the last 12 years of parenting I've developed a...

Who runs the world?

Prayers for My Girls I may not agree with ALL of the lyrics in Ms. Beyoncé’s anthem; however, it is indeed a remarkable and powerful thing to be a woman. Some think being female makes us weak by default when, in fact, it is just the opposite....

“Daddy Day Care” is Bullsh*t

Not too long ago, I was at a baby shower for a friend from work, and she asked what advice I could give her as a new mom. Of course, I began spewing stories about my pregnancies, breastfeeding, and how my kids slept as newborns....

Perks of Being a Young Parent

While I definitely understand the stigma that surrounds being a young parent, I find it absurd that others judge it when they’ve never lived it. When my parents and Sam’s parents found out we were pregnant, I knew why they felt sadness. It’s hard making a...

A Happy You Makes a Happy Child

Do you ever just find yourself in a slump? There are so many activities that you love doing, and still do, but you’re feeling too guilty to do them? That’s how I’ve been feeling lately. Slumped. I love writing, I love sharing my thoughts and advice with...

Finding Balance

The last few weeks have been pretty busy between work and other commitments. In preparation for an upcoming vacation, I have been working from home most evenings and a little on the weekends. This is definitely not the norm for me, but considering this is...

Summer Bucket List

With the official start to summer fast approaching our family is gearing up for some summer fun. This time last year, we were new parents and still learning the ropes of balancing life with a newborn. With baby boy being only a few months old...

Dealing with Gestational Diabetes

I flunked my two glucose tests during pregnancy! My Oral Glucose Challenge Test (known in the pregnancy world as OGCT) and Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (aka OGTT), generally taken between 26 and 28 weeks of pregnancy, declared that I have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). “You need...