My third son is the most curious, lovable, and adorable creature on Earth. He just turned one, and his brothers, his Daddy, and I are all nuts for him. He also, for the last six months of his life,...

The Last Baby

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Photo credit: Ana Tablas via Unsplash As I slogged through my pregnancy with my third, and last, son, one phrase cheered me up over and over again: it's the last time! The last time stressing my way to the end...
Have you ever wondered if your child is developing appropriately?  Sometimes a developmental delay is obvious—but a lot of times it looks subtle. That voice is your head says, “Is this normal?”  As parents we second-guess ourselves all the...
This pandemic has certainly shifted how many of us think about gatherings with family and friends. Personally, I've had a hard time figuring out how to celebrate milestones like holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries.  As our son’s 2nd birthday neared,...
When you find yourself pregnant and share the exciting news with the world, friends and family will fawn over you and your upcoming addition.  They will start guessing boy or girl.  They will ask about nursery themes and names. ...
My son recently turned 2 years old, and like most moms, I’m feeling ALL the feelings.  These milestones, for me, always come with reflection on our time in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).  When my water broke at...
Buddy! This was going to be your year, you were finally going to join your big sister at school. You were going to make your own friends, wear the same uniform she wore, and finally have a space of your...
Dear Child-Free Friends, I’m writing to let you know that motherhood can be pretty lonely, especially when your closest friends aren’t in the same boat as you. Just because I had a baby doesn’t mean the woman I was before...
  As anxious and unsure as adults are about what is happening in the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, our children need to be our focus. We, as parents, get to control the narrative of what is happening to ensure...
Finally. Spring is on the horizon. It's time to celebrate the end of another winter and the birth of a new season. Spring brings with it the urge to open windows, deep clean everything, and spend much more time...

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Non-Toy Gifts for Kids

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As a mom of two toddlers, it goes without saying that our house is filled to the brim with toys. So when my youngest...