My first introduction to Kidloland, an educational and entertainment app for kids under 5 years of age, was back in 2015 when I was pregnant and still learning the ropes of being a stay-at-home-mom with a toddler. One exhausted day when all I really wanted to do was snooze for a few minutes while hoping my… Read More Review: Kidloland for Toddlers and Preschoolers
(Originally written on February 22, 2017. Some of the specifics have changed in the 3 months that have passed since then but I have kept the same content so I know what it was back then even though I am publishing the post now.) Guilt is a parenting right of passage. No matter what… Read More 10 Reasons Why Having Two Kids Makes Me Feel Guilty
I tiptoed down the stairs. Literally. Teju is asleep in her room and I just kissed TJ a Good Nap quietly closing his door behind me. Yet, I fear the slightest sound might wake one or both of them up. I can’t have that. I need this time to recharge. It has been a tough… Read More The lesson my toddler taught me
The Best Ever Fresh Apricots Banana Muffins with Superfoods – What do you do when life gives you a banana that is going bad and an apricots tree in the backyard that is in full bloom harvest mode….you make muffins!! At least, that’s what I did and did I or what!!! I have… Read More The Best Ever Apricots Banana Muffins with Superfoods
Mother’s Day was never a big deal. It was like any other day. The date came and it went. Without so much as a whisper of celebration. Why? Simply because we didn’t know that such a date existed when we were growing up.
Is breakfast in bed a typical beginning to your Mother’s Day morning? What about gifts, flowers, candy…the whole shebang? Hmm…… Read More Here’s Why I don’t care about Mother’s Day this Year
When I first saw the cover of Mindy Kaling’s debut book, ‘Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?’ a few years ago, I felt like she had written that book with me in mind. Except, of course, she hadn’t and I could only barely, if even, relate to the contents. It was a good read, nevertheless,… Read More Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? : The Quest for Meaningful Female Friendships
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Would adding “mom” to your resume or bio hurt your chances on the job market? Are you willing to “risk” it? … Read More Here’s Why You WILL See “Mom” Listed On My Bio
Am I ready for my child’s transition into boyhood when he was just a little toddler not that long ago? … Read More Toddlerhood to Boyhood…The Inevitable Transition
I recently had the opportunity to review a Baby Sleepsuit by Breden Kids. I have previously reviewed their Balaclava hatscarf and noted just how much I liked that for my son. The folks at Breden also sent a little something for my baby girl – a sleep suit and yet again, I have been very impressed… Read More Review: Baby Sleepsuit by Breden Kids
My little girl celebrated her first birthday recently. Written at different times of the year, I present below some examples of her busy PRE-one-year-old life. Month 1 (March – April) Two days after E was born, we returned to the warm familiarity of home where Grandma and Grandpa were eagerly awaiting our arrival. E was as delicate and sweet… Read More A Baby’s First Year Journey in Memories, Visits, and Pictures