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A Bright, Happy Waldorf Easter

Our last Easter idea post was such a hit, I thought I'd go ahead and share a few Waldorf Easter suggestions as well. We've been looking into some alternative elementary school options for our oldest son's 1st grade year, and one of the places we...

Pure Playtime and Simple Snacks

Nate and I try to get the boys out-and-about as much as we can. There are so many magical places to explore in this world! One of the downsides of being away from home so frequently, though, is that we start to slack off on...

5 Tips for Talking to Kids about Lung Cancer

Talking to kids about lung cancer
A few people have asked how my health and my family's health, in general, is doing. I'm happy to share that things have gotten a lot better since I gave birth to Bam and we both got on the road to recovery. It's amazing...

I’m the Dorkiest Mom, and That’s Okay

A mom friend texted me the other day. "Just a heads-up before our playdate, my son hasn't napped so he's a big Krabby Patty today. Major Krusty Krab over here. Krabtown, population: one!" My eyeballs physically fought their knee-jerk inclination to roll sarcastically. We're 30-year-old women....

30 Ideas for Filling Jumbo Easter Eggs

Jumbo Easter eggs
How is it possible that we're almost a quarter of the way through this year? Seriously, where IS time going? I actually have an answer to that. For me, the time is being gobbled up by my cute little baby. He's four months old now! I had...

Please, Stop Asking if He’s a Good Baby

Stop asking if he's a good baby
There's no great answer here. I have a three-month-old. For those who are working backwards right now, that means he was born in November. Which is pretty much baby-having season. I don't know if it's just my social circle, but the back half of the year seems to...

7 Real Food Snack Hacks for Busy Families

7 real food snack hacks
You're busy, but you have to eat. So you wind up just grabbing whatever junk is in reach because it's easy, right? Later, you'll beat yourself up because this is SO not the healthy life you had in mind for your family. Yup. Been...

This Stroller Doubles as my Diaper Bag

3-point stroller harness
Quite a few people have asked how we manage to juggle four rowdy boys ages 5 and under. Truth be told, we have a bunch of help and a whole lot of gear that kicks some serious baby butt. The only way we maintain some semblance...

Birth Plan Gift Card Printable

birth plan | gift card printable | labor prep | hospital bag
When I went to the hospital to deliver my first son, I was blissfully unaware of what birthing really entailed and I had no formal plan. With dude number two I had a single OB who I was able to communicate my wishes to directly, and with...

The Learning Curve

education | homeschool | charter school | elementary | school | kid learning
A few readers have asked for an update on Some Boy's school. I shared awhile back that getting him going in kindergarten was kind of an ordeal for us, and we've setup an IEP and some extra support systems to ease the transition. I hear people in the...