Did  you know there are a total of 7 carousels in our fine state Rhode Island?  A few years ago, my little family and I took on what I've affectionately dubbed the  "Carousel Crawl."  In short, it was an...
"Come on." "There's more to see, so let's keep moving."  "We didn't come to the aquarium to watch a duck in the pond all day, let's go." I get it. Many of us feel the pressure to make the most of family...
  I remember when it was just me and him. All day, every day. We were so close, my baby boy and I, that sometimes he felt more like an extra arm or leg than a separate person. No surprise...
For most of the time my son has been alive, my husband has done bedtime routine. It started as a way to balance out the responsibilities when my son was a newborn and I was nursing (what felt like)...
Lately, there’s been posts and articles circulating on social media about how parenting today takes place in isolation. The general notion of these pieces is that modern parenting is comprised of “play dates” and “helicopter moms,” a far cry...
Seven years, 84 months, 2,555 days, 61,320 hours, 3,679,200 minutes and 220,752,000 seconds – this is exactly how long I have been a mother (but who’s counting?). With a resume like this, I should have all the confidence in...

Naptime Roulette

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Birthday party season in our family is upon us.  Our family has a disproportionately high number of tiny friends born in the same two month period.  As such, we are invited to many fun toddler and preschooler parties back...
One of my favorite things to say about this parenting gig is: "this wasn't in the parenting book!!" In honor of all the twists and turns that come along with parenting, here are a few chapters that would have...
Life with newborn twins is overwhelming.  I still maintain that I have little-to-no memories of that first year; it was all survival. I’ve compiled a list of the products that made that survival possible. (Honorable mentions: coffee, coffee, coffee). Gear 1....

Embracing the Glitter

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Seven years ago I had just gotten pregnant, I had a tiny bulldog puppy, and I was so excited about all of the change that was coming. I had no idea that growing in my uterus was a being...

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5 Places to Have Your Thanksgiving Catered

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If you're anything like me, the idea of cooking a turkey for anyone, let alone your picky kids seems to scare the crap out...