Graduating from Everything

Summer is upon us so let the fun begin. But before the summer break begins we’ve all been super swamped with “End of the Year” school parties. I have never seen more jumpy houses and hotdogs in my life. My daughter goes to two daycares since mom and dad both work from home. While having […]

Easy DIY Bow Frame

Tidy up your toddler’s room with this DIY hair bow frame. Firstborns usually get spoiled. Not just by mom and dad. But grandparents, in-laws, and friends. They’re the firstborn so naturally we all want to give them as many cute outfits, shoes, toys, and books. My firstborn is two-and-a-half years old and Elle’s room is […]

Walking to School

I used to live in Los Angeles. That city is huge. The amount of people living in Los Angeles didn’t overwhelm me, the traffic did. I didn’t have the patience to wait on Broadway where you couldn’t make a left turn to enter the Santa Monica Promenade parking garage. So, I found myself parking six […]

Back to Daycare

Seeing how my daughter is only two, and isn’t in real school yet, we started her in daycare at our local church. It was last year and I was very hesitant that this tiny little one-year old girl, who is still learning and understanding the world, wasn’t ready to be away from her mommy. I […]

The MacGyver Parent: How We Learned to Always Be Prepared

My daughter Elle is approaching her 2nd birthday and is full of energy. She absolutely loves to play outside and explore. Since my husband and I work from home, we’ll tag team watching her, while the other works. After reading books, playing with puzzles, eating snacks, and watching an occasional Sprout program, she soon starts pointing at […]

When Grandparents Become Babysitters

The dreaded burden of a job hangs over your head. It’s time to head back to work and leave your little newborn. Trusting someone to care for your little one is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do. It’s too soon, you think. When Elle was a baby, we lived far away from the grandparents. […]

Life, Before and After Baby.

This little bundle of spit and noise and dirty diapers absolutely turns your life around. Around and upside down. And backward and sideways and in reverse. Every night is a night in. Going out dancing, to a movie, a fancy dinner? No more. Sometimes you look at it all, compare your life before and after […]

Life Isn’t Fair

“Never feel sorry for a child because it gives him a reason to feel sorry for himself.” As moms we try to keep things fair – we really do. Sometimes we even go overboard. We surely wouldn’t want one child to feel slighted if the other one is getting a great deal of attention. In small […]