4th Annual Costume Cutie Contest Winners


Thank you to everyone who participated in our 4th Annual Costume Cutie contest! We had some amazingly adorable (as well as some ghoulishly frightful) … [Continue reading]

I Told My Kids I Ate their Halloween Candy

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Jimmy Kimmel is at it again! After Halloween, kids are stoked about their candy earnings, eager to get their hands on all the fun-size candies and … [Continue reading]

Surviving the First Few Weeks with Your Newborn


Okay, there are a million things friends, family, and the books tell you that you MUST do to be ready for baby’s arrival home. But let’s get real! … [Continue reading]

The Best Costumes of 2014


Let's be honest, the best part about Halloween is dressing our little ones up in funny costumes. After all, if it were up to baby, they probably … [Continue reading]

A Guide to the Best and Worst Halloween Candy


Do you rifle through your child's Halloween treat bag looking for the goods? Of course, they're not for you, but you don't want your child eating tons … [Continue reading]

A Tale of Two Families

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When we decided to have a house built in the country this spring, the builder guaranteed us we would be moved in by the end of August. Now, September … [Continue reading]

Halloween Safety


As you start to prepare your little ones' costumes for Halloween, make sure you remember to keep safety precautions at the top of your list! Twice as … [Continue reading]

4th Annual Costume Cutie Contest


The moon hangs low in the sky on this dark All Hallow's Eve and your little one is looking for trouble... You run, but you can't hide! He's out to … [Continue reading]

Making Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

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Since I am in the throes of savoring all things fall and enjoying as many spiced ciders and pumpkin lattes as I can keep down, I figured now would be … [Continue reading]

Music for the Mind

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My mother dragged me to piano lessons for 12 years. Every Tuesday, we hopped in the car and drove to the Cleveland Music School Settlement, where I … [Continue reading]