Blog Posts

Jan 11, 2018
You’re probably settling into the back to school haze. Lunches, collared shirts, itchy socks, bedtime stories while the sun’s still shining. A friend recently said, “I feel like my child has a whole world without me now.” It’s certainly a transition back into the swing of school and time apart.
Jan 4, 2018
Moms, do you remember, as little girls, playing house with your dolls?  Playing the role of mom seemed so magical and truly glamourous.   When I was pregnant, at the age of 27, I was told far too many times that motherhood was going to change my life.   My husband and I never really knew if that was meant to be a good thing, a bad thing, or a little of both.
 
Dec 21, 2017
By Tracy Lane
Dec 15, 2017
It’s almost Christmas! Which is dreamy, magical, cozy, and sometimes also complicated. Maybe you’re juggling kids out of school while trying to still work an 8-5 schedule. Maybe your kids don’t do well out of routine. Maybe you have extra kids in the house who you only get to see a few times a year.
 
Dec 8, 2017
If it’s falling on you to get everyone together this holiday season, we’re here to help. I know it can feel overwhelming. The questions quickly come: who should we invite to join us and how many can fit in our very average-sized, average-decorated, average-messy home.
We all want festive, meaningful, cozy, and well…perfect.
Nov 27, 2017
Have you ever wanted to do something bigger than yourself? For more than just your family? To change the world outside of the walls of your home?
But felt it impossible to make a difference in the middle of your own hectic momlife survival?
Nov 22, 2017
I asked my husband for his best Black Friday shopping tips. “Don’t go,” he said. I guess he doesn’t want me to save on our family’s Christmas list this year! So if, like me, you happen to love the crowds, the craze, but mostly the deep discounts then here’s your cheat sheet for making the most of the Black Friday deals.
Nov 17, 2017
You’ll be busy in the kitchen. How will you keep the kids occupied while you’re whipping up Grandma’s famous creamed corn casserole?
Set up a small table in an adjacent room, grab a few no-mess supplies, and try out these timely strategies.
 
Nov 10, 2017
Have you gotten any invites yet? Thanksgiving feasts. Pilgrim parties. Christmas cookie exchanges. Secret Santas. White elephants. And the annual awkward office holiday gathering.
As you dot your calendar with the festivities of the holiday season, you’re wondering what to wear. We have some ideas for you for every holiday appearance you have to make.
Nov 8, 2017
My kids complained about their dinner again last night. Two days ago, my kindergartner was in a heap on the floor because she didn’t have the right leggings….“You know, MOM, the new ones we saw at Target!?” On a regular basis, my 3-year-old can’t find the “good red” from our box that holds markers, colored pencils, Crayola twistable crayons, 64-count classic crayons, 100-count special edition crayons, and 18 oil pastels.
Hmmm. Wondering where I’m going wrong with my kids who