Posts in category "Parenting"

Starbucks unicorn drink has too much sugar

Starbucks unicorn drink has too much sugar
My Facebook and Instagram feeds have been clogged with photos of an unnaturally colorful new Starbucks unicorn drink.  My initial reaction is disgust that Starbucks would offer a sugar filled Frappuccino. I dug a little deeper and learned the sugar amount is twice as much as an adult needs in one day! Why is that necessary... Read more »

From city to suburbs nine months later

From city to suburbs nine months later
It’s been nine months since we made the move from the city to the suburbs.  I still feel like the new girl and preface my introductions with, “we just moved here” as it seems everybody has known everyone for years and years. Now that our initially blank canvas of our house has finally come together... Read more »

Babies in Syria don't deserve this

Babies in Syria don't deserve this
Remember the joy when you or a family member welcomed a newborn baby?  We had a room stocked with diapers, clothes and any other needed supplies we could run out and easily pick up. This has been another devastating week for Syrians.  We have a chance to make a difference in the lives of Syrian moms... Read more »
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Save paper with the Wipenote reusable notebook

Save paper with the Wipenote reusable notebook
My daughter loves art and I am very supportive of her creativity, except the fact that she wastes so much paper!  There are pieces of post-its, notecards, construction, computer and scraps of paper with doodles, notes, games and drawings everywhere.  By this point, my girl is pretty used to me recycling the majority of it.... Read more »

Let your kids decide what's for dinner

Let your kids decide what's for dinner
A friend recently gave me the best tip when I complained to her about the daily struggle to figure out what’s for dinner. She told me to create a private Pinterest page for each child under my account.  Then they can go on Pinterest and pin the recipes that they want to eat. I then request they... Read more »

Do your kids do yoga?

Do your kids do yoga?
I’m often asked if my kids do yoga.  My flexible daughter is a gymnastic enthusiast and the poses often overlap, although I wouldn’t say she does yoga.  My kids do not think yoga is cool and as much as I try and explain the benefits of breath and meditation, I obviously I cannot force them. A... Read more »
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The life-changing parenting book you need to read

The life-changing parenting book you need to read
My latest parenting read How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by former Stanford Dean Julia Lythcott-Haims is a compelling one that I strongly recommend to all parents, especially those with older children. Within minutes of opening the paperback I was intrigued by the consequences from the lack of... Read more »

Last-minute Valentine's day

Last-minute Valentine's day
Unlike past years, I am busy and not prepared and ready for Valentine’s Day tomorrow.  With all the recent birthdays, I am trying to limit sugar intake, yet found a few last-minute ways to still make Valentine’s Day special. This morning I sent three copies of this sweet i-love-you-because-printable to my printer.  My plan is to fill out... Read more »

The first time I felt like a grown up

The first time I felt like a grown up
I felt like a grown up way before I was actually one.  After college when I rented my first tiny studio apartment and was offered my own job with a paycheck at a PR firm, I definitely felt very mature, despite the fact I lived on ramen noodles and beer. When I became engaged at twenty... Read more »
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Halloween crafts to do with kids

Halloween crafts to do with kids
Sweatshirts and jackets are coming out and I’m getting in the Halloween spirit and feeling crafty.  Here are some easy and adorable Halloween crafts to do with your kids this weekend. Emojis are big this year and these emoji pumpkins are perfect. Pumpkin apple stamps are a great use for the leftover apples. Lollypop ghosts... Read more »