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On Brothers: Why they aren’t my “only”

Oh, Facebook.  Your "on this day" feature has become one of my favorite things. Today it reminded me that at this time 3 years ago we were announcing that our newest and last addition to our family would be another... Continue Reading →

I Have Control of my Toddler: A Parenting Myth.

Earlier this week I was picking up Big Brother from preschool when Mr. Terrible Twos decided as we walked back to the street with my arms full of schoolwork and assorted classroom items that it would be fun exercise to... Continue Reading →

The time I was shamed in a restaurant and how it made me see the good in people.

Each year around Christmastime we take our boys to a local store to pick out their very own ornament to add to the tree.  Thanks to poor weather and scheduling conflicts this year we found ourselves today, on Christmas Eve, rushing to... Continue Reading →

Holiday Shopping with a 2 Year Old. A Simple 7 Step Guide.

  With the holiday season in full swing I have found myself running out of time to get all my shopping complete.  Earlier in the month I was happily ordering things online to fulfill my shopping lists. As the days... Continue Reading →

Dear Santa,

It's hard for me to ignore the fact that lately my two boys have been pretty darn naughty.  To make it easier on you and since I know you are a busy man, I have compiled a naughty actions list... Continue Reading →

Little Kindnesses: Starbucks Edition

Just over two years ago I found myself at Target on one of my regular jaunts for diapers and household goods. I had a five month old infant strapped to my chest in an Ergo, a busy two-year old toddler... Continue Reading →

Montessori Christmas and A STEM New Year: Gift Guide for QUIET toys for Preschoolers

Before having children I used to jokingly buy the loudest and most annoying toys for other people's children. Toy Drums? Of course! Oh, that one plays the same song on repeat over and over and over...looks good! No way to... Continue Reading →

Hoping for Healthy, Planning for Happy: When your Child has a Grey Medical Diagnosis

I believe most people have a few moments in their life where details of the day are etched into their minds like handprints into wet cement. The moment passes but the prints are there. You can think back to exactly... Continue Reading →

Dear Children, Because of You I am FULL.

I have a grand total of 19 years of formal education to my name but my two greatest lessons in life happen to call me mom and what they have taught me about life far exceeds any textbook, paper or research... Continue Reading →

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