Weekly Roundup: Mattress Toppers, Gear, Toys, Books, & More! Feb 21 – 27

Best Products - Mattress Toppers, Gear, Toys, Books, and More!

Looking for the best products on the market? You’ve come to the right place! On Tuesdays, we announce the Mom’s Choice Award-winners from the previous week. This time around we’re honoring a toddler mattress topper, an inflatable therapy vest, biodegradable nursing pads, several toys, games, apps, books, and more! Read More

Let Go and Let Her Wear Shoes (Even When They’re Hideous)

let go

Those shoes broke me that day, truly. At some point, at many points in our parenting journeys, we need to let go. It happens gradually, but I am learning how to just let be a truth that I not only already know, but am thrilled about: that my daughter is her own person. In all of the instructing and guiding I am charged with as her mother, there is no actual part of me that wants to turn her into someone she’s not. Read More

Why I Love My Messy Home

Lincoln Logs - Why I Love My Messy Home

It was late when I got home, and I sank onto the couch, kicking off my shoes. As I glanced around the living room and into the adjoining playroom, I realized… Read More

To My Second Child: I’m Sorry You Were Kicked in the Face

Second Child

Your life has brought us such delight and joy in many of the same ways your sister’s did, but with one exception: we realize, now, how fast it all goes, and that is powerful. I have no desire to speed your growing up, or to launch you headlong into your next milestone. I know that all too soon you’ll be calling me Mama and tearing through our house on your own two feet. That you won’t lay heavy and soft in my arms, reliant on my comfort, in the wee hours of the morning. Read More

Talking About “Sexting”

Students Texting - Talking About "Sexting"

Sexting among teens is, unfortunately, pretty common. Many parents are shocked to hear how casually teens discuss how prevalent it is. Read More

How Going After Your Dreams Makes You a Better Mother

Going After Your Dreams Makes You a Better Mother

I recently realized almost everything I post on social media has to do with my children. I think there is definitely something off about that. I am my own person with passions, goals, and achievements. I need to be sharing more of that! More of me. I feel like this reveals a certain loss of identity that has occurred since I have become a mother. Read More