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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Parenting Without Your Village

Parenting Without Your Village

They say it takes a village to raise a child. And once you become a parent, the truth of that statement often becomes immediately clear. But what if you don't have family nearby to...
Athleisure Wear

In Defense of Athleisure Wear

In the last ten years, the term "athleisure" went from a made-up, nonsense word to the center of a  multi-billion dollar fashion industry. The half-workout, half-lounge style of clothing known as athleisure wear has...
First-time parents

6 Things First-Time Parents Obsess Over vs. Second-Time Parents

First-time parents obsess over everything, from which brand of bottles to use to the intricacies of their child's bowel movements. As a new parent, the vast web of child-related details and choices can feel...
I'm Fine

“I’m Fine”…And Other Little Lies We Tell

I’m fine...I say to the cashier at the grocery store.I’m fine...I say to the friend I run into at a coffee shop.I’m fine...I say to my mother when she calls.I’m fine...I say to my...
Every Child is Different

Parenting When Every Child Is Different

I have decided that parenting would be SO. MUCH. EASIER. if all of my kids were the same. But that's not the case. In fact, every child is different. Vastly, unspeakably, mind-numbingly different. And...
The Cost of Raising Kids

The Cost Of Raising Kids…And How To Make Them Pay Along The Way

When I bought my first car, a rust-orange 1986 Toyota Corolla, my dad warned me that cars are really just money pits on wheels. Not only do they depreciate with time, but the associated...
Winter Blues

Getting Your Mojo Back In The Midst Of The Winter Blues

This time of year is always tough for me. The holidays are over, the schedules have gotten crazy again, and the winter blues have taken hold. It’s about this time every year that I...
Mom Dating

A Few Simple Rules for ‘Mom Dating’

You've probably heard the term mom dating. It refers to the delicate dance we all do as we try to form lasting and meaningful relationships with other moms. In other words, the people that,...
Surviving the Suburbs

A City Mom’s Guide to Surviving the Suburbs

I never saw myself living in the suburbs. I have been a city person for most of my life. In fact, I would say the more appropriate term is “city snob.” I used to...
Super Mom

When You’re Just Too Tired To Be Super Mom

 I like to think I’m a good mom. In fact, I like to think I’m a great mom. What I really want, though, is to be a super mom. But lately, it’s been hard...