Why Night Nannies Are So Popular Now

When my partner and I brought our first set of twins home from the hospital (yes, we have two sets of twins), I remember thinking to myself, how do other…

My Tween’s Sassiness Is Driving Me Bonkers

It’s started. The huffing. The puffing. The annoyed sighs. The “Ma-ma, I get it.” The “I don’t want to.” The “she/he hates me” (always about one parent, to the other parent)….

The Challenge Of Parenting A 12-Year-Old

Sometimes, the laughter that roars from her mouth breaks boundaries. I open my eyes and she makes faces at her phone screen. Pouty lips and mascaraed eyes, naive and bold….

Stop Paying Your Kids For Everything

My three kids are active and athletic and they each play three sports a year. Little League, soccer, and basketball are on repeat. My oldest is almost nine and my…

15 Baby Names For The New Year

It’s a brand new year — and if that includes a brand new baby coming soon, and you’re still stumped for a name that has the perfect meaning, look no…

I’m Dreaming Of A Clutter-Free Christmas

Each holiday season, along with trimming our tree and baking cookies, our family practices another tradition: clearing out all the clutter. In preparation of the annual barrage of toys that…

Can We Stop It With The Mommy Bladder Jokes?

You’ve probably seen the memes and tweets about the infamous “mommy bladder” so many of us acquire after we’ve had a kid or two. You’ve probably laughed along with them,…

11 Silver Linings To Divorce

My divorce has been the hardest thing I’ve been through, hands down. It doesn’t go away either. Sure, the aftertaste eases up a little. You start having good days peppered…

Stop Yucking My Basic A** Yum

Some people, usually the ones who sit on their high horse, like to judge others for being “basic.” They think that something needs to be unique or “out there” to…