The holidays can feel like one long celebration, involving friends and strangers alike. No matter where we go, there are glittering decorations and festive music. People seem cheerier. It feels as though the whole world is going to the same party.
When moving to our new home, I knew my son would be leaving behind the friends and familiar faces he’d come to know. I knew I’d want to help him find new friends to fill these gaps, without replacing the ones he already has.
I’ll admit it, I’m facing down Thanksgiving this year with something between resignation and panic. We will be hosting for the first time since well before I had kids—mine are four and two—and I’ll be cooking in a relatively untested kitchen, with a lot of logistics to plan for in terms of bringing along the equipment I need, transporting the food, etc.
Whether you're a new parent, or a proud aunt or uncle, it can be intimidating to hold a tiny, fragile bundle of baby - especially if you haven’t spent a lot of time around newborns. Don't worry, not every new parent automatically knows what to do! Researching what to expect when you bring your new baby home can ease your anxiety and give you peace of mind as you bond with your new baby.
As a work at home mom, distraction is one of my biggest obstacles to productivity. Working from home with a toddler underfoot makes that problem of distraction even worse. I'm grateful for the ability to help support my family while also being at home with my kids, but I've definitely had some trial and error around the best ways to keep my days productive - and my kids happy!
We recently brought home baby, and everyone is thrilled that he’s finally here- including my toddler son, much to my relief. We braced for jealousy, regression, and anger. We read parenting books and heard horror stories. But in the end, were lucky to find that our older son is super excited to have another small one in the house.
A growing family often means needing a new space. So, after four years in our little apartment, it’s time to move on. We're leaving behind all of the little quirks and charms of this place that we’ve made our own. Moving has been an adjustment for the whole family, but for no one more than our toddler, who’s lived here his whole life.
Halloween – a night filled with excitement, costumes that range from cute to spooky, and a huge amount of candy. When your kids finish trick-or-treating and come home with an overflowing bag of sweets, how do you handle balancing their excitement with your desire to minimize their sugar intake? Consider a candy swap!