7 Stages of Preparing for House Guests When You Have Kids

7 stages of preparing for house guests when you have kids

Having house guests is always fun. Lots of quality time, lots of laughs, and lots of extra hands to steer your children away from the stove. The challenging part is the preparation leading up to guest arrival day. When you Read more…


I Want To See You Be Brave

A lesson in being brave, from a two year old who loves The Little Gym

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt We’re supposed to teach our kids the important stuff. But all too often they end up teaching us, Read more…


Newborns are Inconsiderate – 6 Ways to Hack the Newborn Stage

6 tips to hack the newborn stage for new parents

I love my kids with every ounce of my being. But let’s face it, when they were in the newborn stage they were a touch inconsiderate of my needs. In the great debate of nature versus nurture, the ability to Read more…


Dude, Where’s My Hermit Crab?

Dude, where's my hermit crab? Cats make you sneeze? Consider getting a hermit crab as a pet.

“Mommy, why don’t we have a pet?” – Jack “Because all we have to eat in this house right now is cake frosting and wine. Do you really think I can be responsible for another living thing? – Me “…” Read more…


Erma Bombeck Thinks I’m Funny

Erma Bombeck - the godmother of parenting humor

Last week a piece I wrote about moving an elliptical machine into our house was published on the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop site. When I found out it had been accepted I lost my chill. ALL of it. Why? Because Read more…


There’s Nothing Terrible About Two

2 year old petting zoo birthday party

I distinctly remember sitting up in bed at night while pregnant with Norah panicking about the idea of having two kids incredibly close in age. How could I take care of two babies? How will I physically carry both of Read more…


When You Give a Mom a Lactation Cookie – Quinn’s Cookies Are Making Milk!

In this post N is for “nepotism,” but N is also for “Never have I ever had a cookie this delicious before and I’m really sad that I’m not currently eating one of these cookies.” While I’m not currently in Read more…