Category: Parenthood

  • My First Day of Kindergarten

    My First Day of Kindergarten

    In many ways, I have been waiting for this day for a long time.  During the long nights of teething, I thought about it.  During the long days of potty training, I looked forward to it.  And now, it’s here.  My oldest child is going to Kindergarten.  For us, Kindergarten means a full day of […]

  • Sometimes Survival is Success

    Sometimes Survival is Success

    Me: I just feel like we’re surviving at this point, nothing more. Friend: Sometimes survival is success. As pretty evident by the fact that I took a month break from posting anything, we are living in a hectic place right now.  Between traveling and remodeling our house, life has definitely gotten the better of me.  […]

  • Boppy Slipcover

    Boppy Slipcover

    One of my favorite “new mom staples” is a nursing pillow.  I remember how big of a difference it made for me (specifically my shoulders and wrists) when I was cluster feeding my first baby, and it continues to be integral to my comfort with my subsequent babies.  In fact, we bought the Boppy almost […]

  • Broken Eggshells

    Broken Eggshells

    This week was rough.  This was my first week as a stay-at-home parent to three kids under 5.  We were all getting over a two-day travel getting back from the holidays.  We were all getting over having the extra hands, arms, and ears of family members ready and willing to play, listen, hug, and look […]

  • Dyed Rice for Sensory Play, Art, and More

    Dyed Rice for Sensory Play, Art, and More

    Whether you’re looking for a fun playgroup or party activity for a group of youngsters or want to try something like this with your own special tyke, dyed rice is easy to make, fun to play with, and versatile for a number of activities and stages.  I’ve used it for sensory bins, I-Spy jars, art […]