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Surrounded by Pink: Life in a House of Women

A little over ten years ago, my second daughter was born. The ratio of girls vs boys, officially, became 3:1 (not including our female dog). Little did I know how it would change my...

A Taste of America: Fifty States, Fifty Cookies

My grandma and I had a special relationship. Both she and my mom instilled in me a love of baking. I had no idea then that our time together in the kitchen would become...

What Every Foster Parent Wants You to Know

When people hear you’re a foster parent. You’ll get one of two things…. “I could never do it; I’d get too attached” or “I’ve always wanted to do that.” What strikes me is how...

Top 6 Things To Consider When Hiring a Family Photographer

The weather is finally warming up and that means the parks will soon start filling up with families dressed up to get their family photos taken. If the warmer weather has inspired you to...

Where America’s Maternity Leave System Falls Short

As maternity leave comes to a close, I am very grateful to have had this time to care for my son. We were able to bond and enjoy one another’s company without the stresses...

A Local Mom’s Experience with Little Sunshine Playhouse & Preschool

This post is sponsored by our partner Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool®. On the advice of a savvy coworker, my husband and I started exploring daycare options for our first child when I was just...

Five 5th Pregnancy Myths Debunked

We had endured a two hour flight, complete with layover, with our four children ranging from age 1 to 7 to be there for the family reunion. As we gathered around my husband’s ninety-five...

Two Moms Who Love A Good Party: Introducing Party Hop!

  As Thanksgiving rapidly approaches, there’s no one I can think of who embodies the virtue of giving more than a mother.  We give to everyone else and willingly put the needs of our family...

A Local Child Sleep Consultant’s Tips on Preparing for Daylight Savings Time

Doesn't it feel like just yesterday we were turning the clocks forward and getting ready for summer? Now, winter is around the corner, and the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) is here! On...

The Breastfeeding Story I Didn’t Think I’d Tell

A Troubled Nursing Beginning I remember reading posts during National Breastfeeding Week earlier this summer. At the time, I was 40 weeks pregnant and eager to embark on the breastfeeding experience. I thought I would...