The Reassuring Signs of Kneeholes

The dress code I’m expected to follow as a teacher is your standard, no fun, shirt and tie with nice pants and dress shoes.  But if you catch me at home after work, you’re nearly guaranteed to [...]

The Best Books for Baby Showers

It’s never too early to instill a love of literature in the very young. Children’s books familiarize kids with early concepts of print, offer a unique literacy and linguistic experience with [...]

How to Set Up the Perfect Reading Nook

With winter weather in full force, it’s a perfect time for kids to cozy up with a book, and there’s no better place to do so than in their very own reading nook. Creating a reading nook can not [...]

10 Ways to Teach Children Gratitude

December is traditionally a month that center around giving, receiving, and thankfulness, so it seems like the perfect time to focus on instilling a sense of gratitude in children. Teaching [...]

Fun December Playdate Ideas

Play dates are like gold to both mothers and children alike.  At every age & stage your child goes through, a play date can help them (and you!) navigate the adventures of childhood and [...]

Four Ways to Make Mom Friends

Congrats on your new baby! It’s been a few weeks or even months and you are starting to feel more comfortable to venture out and start socializing with the world again. Except, you have found [...]

Shuffling Priorities As A New Dad

After six years of hard work, I was proud of my lawn.  The grass was green and full.  The flowers bloomed at the right time, in the right place, and in the right colors.  At this point, all I had [...]

Whining: Our Top Tips On How To Handle It

Being the mom of two boys, I’ve heard my share of whining. “I don’t want to eat vegetables with my dinner!” whines my 7-year-old son, Ethan. “I want you to buy me that toy!” whines my 3-year-old [...]