I made a joke about it the other day, but I legit feel emotionally victimized by the start of the school year. Summer just seemed to go by so incredibly fast. Right before summer vacation started, I quit my part-time work-at-home job so I could spend more time with the […]

Our Favorite Classroom Essentials for Back to School


Surprising Way to Help your Child Mend a Broken Heart
In 1997, I was riding the coattails of Toni Braxton’s as I worked my way through my first major breakup. Last night, I sent my fifteen-year-old son a nasty-gram via text message. It was something very silly in retrospect. I had asked him not to do something, and when he […]

Surprising Way to Help your Child Mend a ...


Kindergarten Sendoff: This is How we Lose our Kids
I am not usually the sentimental type. While other parents cherish the little moments when their little ones curl up on their laps, I have been eagerly awaiting getting some space. Don’t get me wrong, I do absolutely love my children. They are my heart and soul, and my reason […]

Kindergarten Sendoff: This is How we Lose our ...



Which of these Four Moms are You?
We have all done it—second-guessed ourselves. Our innate parenting ability is only as good as the next mom. And we give her the side-eye, trying to be as inconspicuous as possible, noting her clothing, her demeanor, her stroller, her physique, and even her snacks. Over the past 15 years, ever […]

Which of these Four Moms are You?


Amazon Prime Day Deals you need STAT
Lemme just tell everybody how much I love Amazon. I feel like I’m part of some exclusive club with my annual subscription to Amazon Prime.  And then when Amazon Prime Day arrives, I’m like a little kid at Christmas. It is how I do a huge amount of my Christmas […]

It’s Amazon Prime Day And These Are the ...


What Would Dawn Do About Parenting Millennials? 2
We need to talk. Pull up a chair. Buckle up. We’re in for some turbulence. I want to talk about our kids. Collectively. This generation of kids that is heading off to college in a few years. They are more educated than ever before. They are given more opportunities than […]

The Secrets of Parenting Millennials: What Would Mom ...



Laser X Laser Tag is Fun for the Whole Family (1)
My babies aren’t babies anymore, it seems. I’ve done my part and now I’m getting ready to send them out into the world. They are ten seconds away from growing up and moving out, and that means I’m running outta time. We are always grateful for the activities we can […]

Laser X Laser Tag is Fun for the ...


Nutrition
By Esther Blum, Integrative Dietitian, and Lifestyle Coach As an integrative dietitian, I hear people’s battle cries for help, especially when it comes to feeding their kids healthy foods. Parents today are busier than ever, working and hustling kids to and from after-school activities. So, preparing meals with real food […]

Better Dashboard Dining: Hit the Reset Button on ...


How to have an earth-friendly Easter
Stop! Before you stock up on plastic eggs and grass, and harsh, chemical egg dyes, remember that Easter and Earth Day are just a few days apart. There are simple ways your family can celebrate this glorious season and still be good to Mother Earth. It can be as easy […]

How to have an earth-friendly Easter



Every Girl's Guide to Gut Health 1
Don’t allow your wavering gut health to be in charge of your day, let alone your fashion or sex life! When your belly feels uncomfortable in the morning, it can affect what you eat and drink the entire day. Feeling bloated may also change what you wear and may even […]

Every Girl’s Guide to Gut Health


ASPCA
When you go to throw that chicken or steak on the grill or in the oven, do you think “Hmmm, I wonder where this meat actually came from?” Most people don’t.  Or maybe you are already label savvy and you have done your research. Either way, it is vital to […]

The ASPCA, Humane Food and a Giveaway!


Holiday Travels and Unwanted Surprises
After a great season of holiday travels with the family – the last thing you want to deal with are unwanted surprises. Here’s what to do if your kids get colds, head lice, and itchy skin as well as gifts during the holidays.  The holidays are a great time to reconnect […]

After Holiday Travels, be Prepared for Unwanted Surprises



Decor on a Budget
Furnishing and decorating on a budget can be simple if you have a little patience and a little knowledge!  That pivotal life moment: you’ve moved out of your parents’ house, basement, dorm room – wherever you’ve called home – and finally signed your first lease. Congratulations! Though technically, you have […]

How to Furnish Your First Apartment or Home ...


As an empty nest is slowly creeping up on me and my husband, we are really starting to think more about what our future looks like with only two of us. Looking back at our kids growing up, it feels like it was fast and furious. We invested so much […]

5 Retirement Tips to Start Right Now


I was recently introduced to these adorable figurines and I instantly fell in love. I think it was both a combination of – of course – how adorable they are, but also the incredible history of the brand and how it became what it is today. M.I. Hummel is a company that has […]

Adorable Hummel Figurines + A Giveaway!



It is that time of year when it is starting to get a bit chilly outside. So, when you have two REALLY bored kids on your hands, what do you do? As parents, we look for things that are entertaining but will also get the kids up and moving – […]

It’s a Super Wubble That Glows + A ...


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What is The Other F Word, you ask? Well, depending on how you are using it, I guess it could be many things. But The Other F Word I am excited about is the Amazon hit series that is back for a second season! Last year when I wrote about […]

It’s Back! The Other F Word Season 2 ...


Did you know that every 33 seconds a child under 13 is involved in a car crash in the United States due to incorrect or misuse of a car seat? No? I didn’t realize that startling statistic either. I also did not realize that over half of car seats are […]

Child Passenger Safety Week – What You Need ...