Our girls have gone to overnight camp for the past 7 summers. I feel like I can ALMOST speak as a pro about packing for camp at this point or at least a seasoned one. I'm sure you are...
To be fair, I lean on the OCD side. I function better when things are neat and orderly. I'm prone to "purge" more than I should. (I'm weird - Marie Kondo, you're a dear kindred spirit) So having twin toddlers...
    These words are for my own children, some that are just a few short years from 20 years old. They are for the young mothers out there starting out in life and trying to navigate what matters the most. And...
You never think it's going to be YOUR minivan on the side of the highway, wrecked.  That's what happens to other moms. The ones you "don't know", right?  Disclaimer:  I'm going to talk about car wrecks and trauma, so please don't...
Goodbye Summer... welcome back to school! As much as I love the freedom of summer days, I also equally appreciate the structure of school. There is something gratifying about the smell of new crayons, crisp new notebooks, and the fresh...
Listen, we are in the tail end of summer. We have had no break from our children. Schools have closed their doors on us. Our children are eating us out of house and home. Moms with big kids are counting...
By default, I am a frugal mom. I will squeeze every last activity out of something if possible. (Except the sand playground at the zoo. My kids still don’t know that exists.) I don’t remember exactly when we learned...
Why is it so hard to let go of books? The influencers, like sirens, beckon me with promises of less chores and less chaos if I could adapt to their minimalist ways.  Goodbye useless happy meal toys. Good riddance to you,...
 Three years ago, I found the perfect job for myself AND my family. Part-time with a flexible schedule to allow me to still spend time during the day with my toddler and juggle school pick-up and after school activities...
  Sunshine. Bright colored beach towels. Cute little touristy town. So you’re headed on vacation with your family? EXCITING! You are gonna have a minivan packed full of snacks, DVDs to get the kids through the next several hours of...

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