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We’re All Just Winging It

Upon leaving the hospital with their newborn, I think most people are astounded by the realization that they are now in charge of keeping another human being safe and alive. Oh sure we mamas had nine-ish months to wrap our minds around the idea, but nothing can really prepare you for that moment when you […]

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No, My Kid Doesn’t NEED a Pet

When I would start dating someone, it was inevitable that people would ask, “When are you getting married?”  Then, once I was married, people started asking, “When are you going to have a baby?”  I logically expected the next question to be, “When are you going to have another?”  Much to my surprise, that wasn’t […]

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I Didn’t Make My Kindergartner Do His Homework

My barely five-year-old entered the big wild world of kindergarten last year.  The first week of school my husband and I attended a kindergarten parent prep night.  At this meeting we were informed that kindergarten was no longer a “fun” grade like it was when we were children.  (Children these days have a lot less recess and […]

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Must-Do Yoga Poses for Moms

Yoga will not make your baby take longer naps, you toddler go pee pee in the potty, or your teenager remember to put dirty clothes in the hamper, but yoga will help you find your center in tough parenting moments. You don’t have to be a yogi to do yoga. You don’t have to wear the […]

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Poof! How I Became an Instant Mom

Pretty much everything comes as an instant product these days. Instant jell-o, instant coffee, instant noodles, instant pain relief, instant messaging, instant video streaming, and instant pot…just to name a few. Let’s not forget those “just add water” instant grow toys. You know the ones. The packaging boasts that if you “just add water”, the brightly colored pellet will magically […]

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