Every Tuesday morning during the summer my 6 year old son and I hop in the car and head to the beach. I’ve been bringing him since he was a toddler, usually on my own, sometimes with my nieces...
“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” - Native American Proverb Growing up in a small town in New Hampshire meant growing up in the woods. I spent my summer breaks camping...
Adding insult to injury, 2020 now includes the passing of our beloved cat, Audrey. As a cat lady, this wasn’t my first rodeo. As a mother, however, I was in uncharted territory. Do I burden Jack, my 3 year old...
Parenting during COVID is 90% stress and 90% anxiety and 10% remembering everyone's face masks (yes, that math checks out). This time has brought out some of our strengths; maybe you were able to learn to bake something with...
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the king’s horse and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again Most of us are familiar with this old nursery rhyme, but I’m not sure if everyone knows...
Cuz 2020 mom guilt don’t stop! Is it just me, or does COVID and all the stuff that comes with it result in a ridiculously large amount of 'feeling bad' when you're a mom? Here are a few doubts that...
The slime wasn’t working. His brother's slime, bright yellow and glittery, had just turned into a perfectly smooth bouncy mass while he stirred and stirred and watched as his bowl of gluey goop did nothing. More baking soda was added....
Hey Momma, It's been been a crazy week. Take a deep breath. Maybe your anxiety is up or maybe you're just straight-up sick of hearing about the Coronavirus or maybe you fall somewhere in between. Either way, take a deep....
I have often heard the phrase “I want my children to have everything.” Or at least, to want for nothing. The concept that every child must live in a big spotless house, on a quiet street, with just enough...
My name is Lauren, and I am a super planner.  I love lists and have spreadsheets for everything (a running joke with my family and friends).  I plan everything- our family trips, Christmas shopping, weekly meals and everything in...

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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...