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A friend of mine recently gave me a book that contains 365 questions to ask your child. The questions are simple, such as “If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?” or “What do you like to do with your friends?”. The idea is to start a conversation with your child. Read More
Even at a young age all friendships and relationships are complex and involve a delicate balance of give and take. Read More
I have always considered myself very fortunate to have both my mother and my in-laws live close by, but not until having a child did I realize how important extended family can be. Read More
Well my daughter turned 3 this last week and it was a little upsetting. Of course I want her to grow up, have experiences, live a life that is full and beautiful…but there’s a selfish part of me that wants her to stay exactly as she is. Read More
Of course the natural progression for most toddlers is to go from a crib to a big kid bed. No one ever tells you all the problems that come with this lack of confinement. Read More
I remember reading an article when I was pregnant that told a glorious tale about a woman who had potty trained her child by 8 months. In my ignorant state I thought to myself “I too will take this path and have a potty-trained child before age 1.” Read More
A girly girl I am not. Yet somehow my daughter has turned out to be the most Princess-obsessed little girl I’ve ever met. Read More
I absolutely love Christmas. I love the family, the friends, the dinners, the treats, the laughs and the togetherness. And yes, if I can be honest, sometimes I love the gifts as well. Read More
Sometimes I look around at the moms I admire and think, “Wow, they really have it all figured out. How do they do it all?” Read More
This summer we planted a garden full of vegetables and all of the sudden I found my veggie-hating toddler experimenting with raw, fresh greens! Read More
I couldn’t wait till the day my daughter could do things all by herself. I never wanted a child that clung to me, constantly asking me do everything for her. Well I have certainly got my wish. Read More