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A few months ago, I truly, honestly didn’t think my son would EVER be potty trained. I’d been “trying” to train him for months (and months), and all I had to show for it was a handful of wasted Saturdays,...
I’m a stay-at-home mom with a toddler and a baby. Recently, the baby hit a milestone I’d been dreading for months: the crossover from Will Sleep Anytime/Anywhere to Must Be In Crib at Nap Time OR ELSE. Up until this point, the...
“You got this, mama.” They were words from a stranger, delivered with a supportive smile while I was hauling my two screaming little boys out of the zoo park. I had one wriggling, red-faced kid under each arm, a (third?)...
Picture this for a second… You’re picking your child up from school or daycare, and you hear that the class celebrated a birthday that day. The birthday girl’s mom brought cupcakes, and everyone had one after lunch. Well—everyone except your child. Your child...

Breastfeeding Hope for Moms-to-Be

During my first pregnancy, I was SUPER anxious about breastfeeding. The internet was jam-packed with horror stories: poor latches, poor supplies, weak sucks, infections, blocked ducts, cracked nipples, and so, so much pain—both physical and emotional. Every mom I talked to had her own angle on the...
Halloween 2020 will certainly look quite different this year amidst the pandemic. But that doesn't mean we can't make it special for our kids. I am all for any way that we can restore even a sliver of normalcy into...
I’m going to start this post with a very clear disclaimer: My family believes in public schooling. We think that it’s a vital part of each city and also an integral step towards equal opportunities for all citizens. It’s...
This year, school readiness takes on a whole new meaning. Some children are being prepared to start school virtually. Others are preparing for a hybrid model, while a third group is preparing to be in school full time. Each...
This summer has been the best yet. It's been the kind of summer that I want to revel in forever. The kind that someday I will look back on with great fondness. This morning I glanced at my kids...
The news came down… we are starting the fall with virtual learning. I had a lot of mixed feelings, but was ultimately relieved that I didn’t have to make the decision and that all my kids friends...

The Long Goodbye

After a quick labor and fast delivery I gave birth to my first born baby, a beautiful boy. I was terrified and in love all at once. His arrival rocked my world and immediately moved my heart to the...
Every time I heard “my child is adjusting so well to virtual learning” or “my child is doing so much better than I thought with virtual learning”, I literally wanted to puke. Not that I wanted other families or...

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Choosing the right school for your child: 5 Things to consider...

All schools share many things in common. So how do you distinguish among them all and make a choice? As a parent, you need...