The growing trend of stay-at-home moms

In my region of New York State (120 miles north of NYC), we have seen a fairly steady job market and it's not uncommon to have one working spouse and a stay-at-home mom or dad. I belong to a hiking group and honestly, I am one of the very few moms who works out side … Continue reading The growing trend of stay-at-home moms

Community Consignment Sales and Buying Kids Clothes for Less

Lets face it. Nothing is better than a bag full of decent hand-me-downs. When it comes to babies, toddlers, and fast growing kids, clothing costs for brand new items at regular store prices would break the bank. Even Carters are upward of $24 for a cute outfit these days. Don't get me started on children's … Continue reading Community Consignment Sales and Buying Kids Clothes for Less

Staying engaged with your kids when the days seem long

This past weekend was a gift. Thursday, Friday and Saturday seemed to stretch out their golden hours and allow our family to enjoy the days. I got around to doing some crafty science with the girls. We also lucked out and had a day of 50 degrees with sunshine that allowed us to get outside … Continue reading Staying engaged with your kids when the days seem long

The second time is sweeter

Oh the second baby. After the ravage of childbirth, the year of 'firsts', surviving sleep deprivation, and finally getting the hang of it, along comes the desire to have another baby. With the exception of 'one and done' families and the 'whoops! I didn't really plan that one', there comes a time when baby fever … Continue reading The second time is sweeter

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

My local library has teamed up with this organization: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. When we lived in the city, our library branches did a similar early literacy program called 'Raising a Reader'. Kids kept track of their books with special coloring sheets and children received a free book for every 100 books read. It was … Continue reading 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Primal Love: The Science Behind Baby Sniffing

Call me crazy but I love to smell my baby. Literally, stick my nose to her head and inhale deeply. Then kiss profusely. I am not joking, I do this 20-30 times a day. Every time I pick her up or snuggle her. I don't know what it 'smells like', it just smells like her. … Continue reading Primal Love: The Science Behind Baby Sniffing

Hijacked by my toddler: A bedtime story

I originally wrote this post on Halloween 2016. It's a struggle many mothers go through. I want to repost this to give others comfort during this trying stage. I am here to assure you that it does change for the better. Keep at it, be consistent and honor your own feelings and needs. Love,   … Continue reading Hijacked by my toddler: A bedtime story