Nothing says “I’m a big kid” like your very own bicycle. … More
There’s mom fantasy and then there’s mom reality. I used to be one of those smug moms to be who swore she wouldn’t let herself go. Post baby life will be glorious! My meticulously styled hair would whip slightly in the gentle breezes, I’d smell like a Bulgarian rose, and frolic at the playground with my two cherubs all day long…. More
Sure, we’d all love to fix our families a piping hot breakfast every morning. The reality? Who has time for that?! For many of us, cereal is the next best thing, and there’s nothing wrong with that…if you’re choosing the right ones. From corn flakes to crispy rice, find out how your favorite breakfast cereals stacked up against the competition, and which brands you can feel good about pouring into your child’s bowl…. More
It’s the typical dining-out dilemma: Finding something on the menu that’s at least somewhat healthy, but still tastes decadently delicious. Well…problem solved! Our friends at Parents partnered with a panel of moms, who also happen to be dietitians, scouring the menus of 15 family-friendly restaurant chains to find the best picks for you and your little ones. Here’s what they came up with….
All of us have done it. Accidentally hit our toe or tripped over something and all of a sudden that infamous curse words comes across our lips before you can stop yourself. Everything in the room stops and then all of a sudden you hear, “Mommy, that’s a baaaaad word!” You want to deny you said it but you know the kids aren’t going to buy it…. More
It’s a new school year, so what better time to kick up your kids’ cafeteria cuisine with some fresh ideas. Think outside of the (lunch) box with these hearty, healthy recipes courtesy of our friends at iVillage. And be sure to pack an extra one for yourself, too…. More
This month marks my two-year anniversary as a stay at home mom. I never imagined life as a stay at home mom. When my son Preston was born I was working full-time outside of the home. My job was demanding and involved lots of out-of-state travel. Juggling family and career demands wasn’t easy but I established a decent routine and found a rhythm. Life was hectic but I was happy.
My son just turned 11 this summer and he still sleeps over at his girlfriend’s house—not his girlfriend, but his friend who happens to be a girl. I’m all for him playing co-ed style, because that boy-girl dynamic can be beneficial to a child’s social development. But obviously if they remain friends, which I’m sure they will, this kind of sleepover can’t happen at, say, age 16. Right?… More