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Love the Ones You’re With: Cherishing Each Member of Your Family as an Individual

By | December 18, 2013

By Anjanette Barr, Contributing Writer Most of us have a longing to be known intimately. We want someone in our life – a best friend, a spouse – who knows everything there is to know about us. Someone who knows us so well that there’s no need to explain our motives, our struggles, our dreams to Read More

Chill Out! How to Slow Down and Enjoy Your Family

By | July 6, 2013

Image by Visit Greenwich  By Nina, Contributing Writer I have a confession. Sometimes I have a really hard time figuring out what to do with my kids. I stress about it. I complain to my husband. I search the web for ideas. And I am constantly reminded of one thing: just keep it simple and be Read More

5 Ways to Enjoy Summer in Slow-Motion

By | July 2, 2013

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer It seems like everyone is in a rush these days, right? I am guilty of this too, and am currently struggling to figure out some better balance in my life. I want to slow down and stop to the smell the actual roses that grow at the front corner of Read More

Ten Tips for Traveling With Toddlers This Summer

By | June 26, 2013

By Virginia George, Contributing Writer “Mom!  He’s looking out my window!”  This is a true story my mother still tells of one particularly frustrating road trip that occurred more than 20 years ago.  We had just upgraded from the Ford Escort station wagon to a fancy 1988 Ford Aerostar minivan.  We had more space, but Read More

3 Tips for Stress-free Family Travel

By | June 22, 2013

By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer Oh, the blissful days of summertime. Roadtrips, time at the beach, lake, or pool, running through sprinklers, and…hold up? Traveling with kids?  Not always considered a walk in the park.  Handling travel with children in the summertime isn’t always easy, but it is doable with proper planning. As I recently Read More

10 Things You Should Say to Moms

By | June 19, 2013

Lately, there’s been a string of “things you shouldn’t say” posts.  I know — it makes everyone feel good to gripe, and these posts get a lot of traffic. They’re just so negative though.  When I read them, I usually think that about 80% of the things on the list are said by someone who doesn’t Read More

How to Judge Others

By | June 18, 2013

Last week I wrote a post all about Mommy Judgment on the internet.  It was pretty well received. But, there was one intriguing comment, from someone who told me I really ought to clean my floors before snapping a picture.  Apparently if my floors aren’t clean, she can’t take me seriously.  (I’d suggest to everyone Read More

If You’re Not a Perfect Mother, Don’t Miss This….

By | June 17, 2013

Are you perfect? Sometimes I wish I were.  Life would be so much easier!  I’d always know the right thing to say, I’d always be prepared for any situation, I’d be endlessly patient, I’d have all the answers…. Sometimes I act like I have all the answers anyway.  But I don’t. Who’s in the same boat Read More

Why is My Baby Crying? 9 Uncommon Reasons

By | June 15, 2013

Image by Amy Garrett Photography New moms are often exhausted, and uncertain.  Babies can cry from hardly at all, to seemingly all the time.  It’s hard on parents when babies cry a lot — we’re programmed to want to fix it and sometimes that’s not so easy.  After the usual changing, feeding, and sleeping have been Read More

Why People Judge Mommies on the Internet

By | June 14, 2013

When I first started blogging, over 3 1/2 years ago now, I wasn’t prepared for the onslaught of Mommy Judgment I encountered.  When you put something out there, some people think it’s perfectly acceptable to lash out and judge it, sometimes very harshly.  I’ve been told I’m a terrible mother, my kids should be taken Read More

The Mothering “Cheat Sheet”

By | June 13, 2013

**This post contains affiliate links.** When my first baby was born, I moved through a haze of exhausted uncertainty.  Why was she crying?  What should I do about it?  What about diapers?  What about everything? I decided just two weeks before she was born that I wanted to try out cloth.  I had no idea where Read More

If You’re NOT a Perfect Mother, Help is Here….

By | June 10, 2013

Are there any perfect mothers here? I’m certainly not raising my hand.  If you are, go ahead and skip this post, because it doesn’t apply to you.  (I’m being a bit silly — I think we all know we’re human and we make mistakes!)  If you’re not perfect, then you might want to keep reading. Read More

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