My iPhone is my Village

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Most moms routinely hear the cyber-chatter about evil, slacking parents on their smartphones at the park or at children’s events. To be clear, I am just not the kind of mom to go chill on a bench, nose pressed into my phone playing Candy Crush or something when I take the kids to the park, [...]

Cutting Back on Facebook

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Most of us know what a time suck Facebook can be, but it’s such a hard habit to break. I’ve read many blog posts out there with tips that suggest just checking it once a day or even using a timer app. Unfortunately, I wasn’t quite able to “just check it once a day.” The ironic [...]

Moving Day

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So, as many of you know, last week we moved out of the house we lived in for ten years. As moving day approached, I braced myself for the weight of the emotions that were bound to pour over me as we left our home and closed a very significant chapter in our lives. After [...]

A Farm Fresh Getaway

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I’ve wanted to take my kids to Los Poblanos, an organic farm and historic inn in New Mexico, for over a year now. My first attempt was thwarted when, on a warm October morning, we managed to get six kids under the age of seven to LAX airport at 7:45 a.m., only to receive a [...]

Accidental Homeschooling

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Recently, we had the opportunity to enter our 1st grader into a Spanish Immersion program. When we first looked into it, we thought: this is amazing. And I still think it’s great. But as the summer wore on, we started thinking: maybe we want to keep homeschooling? FYI: this is totally weird because when we [...]

‘Twas the Night Before Kindergarten

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‘Twas the night before kindergarten and all through the house, not a creature was stirring… except Mommy. And I have no idea why. We had covered all our bases: we met the teacher, we toured the school, we visited the playground, we practiced our bus numbers and our teachers’ names. My son is beyond ready [...]

Thrown Off Schedule – The Consequences of a Late Night Out

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Going out for a night on the town is thrown out the window the minute you have kids. This includes dinners, movies, game nights, concerts, you name it. We know a few families with kids that are able to stay up later, but our two sons are early birds, just like me. We don’t get [...]

Superman and Tinker Bell Have a Tea Party

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It’s possibly the cutest tea party you’ve ever seen – a tea party with water, that is! Baby Bullet blogger Maia Rodriguez shows us her kids at play for a little bit of Friday fun. Do your kids have tea parties?

Is “WTF” OK to Say?

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I was attending a workshop last month and someone casually said “STFU” in conversation, which I found simultaneously pleasing and jarring. While I am by no means proud of this fact, the truth is that I am a bit of a potty mouth, so when someone swears around me, I sort of feel like I [...]

My Parenting “Don’t” List

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I’ve had many different parents with many different parenting styles over to my house over the years, and it’s a real treat to watch their dynamic. More often than not, it’s the child and not the parent who calls the shots. At dinner time, the child asks for something else to eat. I don’t say [...]