Between summer art camp, summer work packets from our school, swim lessons, play dates, and picnics, we didn't have a lot of time this summer for vacations let alone all the wonderful activities I was planning for us (we...
I anticipated the Little Monkey’s entry into the world of solid food with a mix of great excitement and total dread.  On the one hand, I am a long-time lover of food.  I’m rarely picky, anticipate mealtimes happily, and...
The first few weeks with a newborn can drive any person crazy. The lack of sleep alone makes you cranky, but add raging hormones to the mix, and most mommies will experience the Baby Blues. For me, the second time...
Tomatoes, corn, watermelon, anything on the grill… There are certain foods that are the epitome of summer.   They taste so delicious with ingredients from your own backyard, or from a local farmers market.  Does anyone else get SO excited to...
Twin boys wearing blue hats.

Polar Opposites!

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On June 7, 2013 my world was forever changed with the addition of my beautiful twins, Blake and Brynn. I went into the hospital for a routine non-stress test and discovered that I was in labor – I guess...
Raise your hand if you love laundry! Just me? I kid. Who loves laundry?! Of course, we all enjoy having clean clothes and linens, but I don’t know anyone who enjoys the drudgery of getting them that way. So...
As a nutrition expert who has spent most of my career in Corporate Wellness, I was thrilled to find out that Jill Castle, MS, RD, child nutrition expert, mom of 4, and co-author of Fearless Feeding: How to Raise...
A boy in a pool during a swim lesson.

My Little Fishy!

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Full disclosure: I have a dream that Owen will become the next Ryan Lochte—or at the very least, captain of his high school swim team. I’m a pretty laid-back parent in a lot of ways, and I want to...
A mom pulling her kids on a tube in the water.

The Summer Me

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 There is nothing like the first day of summer vacation. The alarm is turned off, pajamas are worn well into the morning, and life is beautiful. For me, I welcome  the better version of myself - The Summer Me....
A toddler boy asleep.

Naptime Negotiations

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As I write this, I’ve just put the Little Monkey down for his morning nap.  As always, I’ve been ambitious with my plans for this naptime – I’ve penciled in unloading the dishwasher, enjoying a cup of coffee, and...

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