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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...

You Will Get Off the Plane

When my husband and I moved our family to East Asia in Fall 2016, I spent the weeks before our move preparing in different ways. One thing I did repeatedly was search the Internet...

Letting Go and Latching On

For someone who never planned to have kids, it’s pretty surprising to think that I’ve been breastfeeding my baby for almost 6 months now. It’s not that I didn’t like children, in fact that...

What It’s Like to be a Transracial Adoptive Family

“Wow!  She’s beautiful!  Is she mixed?” “Why couldn’t you have your own kids?” “Now that you’ve adopted, are you going to get pregnant?” “What country is he from?” “How long have you been foster parents?” “Are your kids real...