25 Things I've Accepted Now that I'm a Mom

25 Things I’ve Accepted…Now that I’m a Mom

We recently celebrated G’s first birthday. Yep, we smashed cake in our faces. I tend to go into crazy reflection mode with anniversaries. It was around this time last year that I decided to leave my job to stay at home with G. To say I was scared about this decision is an understatement. I was…

New mom? Here are 25 ways to have fun with your newborn, while also helping your baby meet important milestones. These activities will keep you both entertained between feeding and sleeping schedules.

25 Ways to Have More Fun with Your Newborn

New mom? Here are 25 ways to have fun with your newborn, while also helping your baby meet important milestones. These activities will keep you both entertained between feeding and sleeping schedules. The first few months with my son, G, felt a little bit monotonous. I so wish I’d have had these fantastic activities to…

10 Great Ideas to Keep Toddlers Busy

10 Great Ideas to Keep Toddlers Busy for (at least) 10 Minutes

If you have a toddler, you know keeping his or her attention on an activity can be tough. Well, we’ve found 10 great ideas to keep your toddler busy for (at least) 10 minutes! 1.  Your children can create a mosaic with these foam window clings. 2.  How about toddler tennis? 3. Go on a…

Random acts of kindness for kids

Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

One of my favorite things about kids is their natural energy. From sunrise (sometimes, quite literally) to sunset, they are constantly moving, wanting to play and be involved. I often wish I could harness some of that – I wouldn’t have to worship my coffee pot if I could! Sometimes, however, it can a little…

Free talking epipen auvi-Q

The Talking EpiPen and How to Get it for Free (AUVI-Q)

Our family’s battle with food allergies continues. Our youngest son was diagnosed with a peanut allergy at the age of one, and we’ve been diligent about keeping all nuts away from him. Except for that one time when he got a bite of someone’s peanut butter sandwich. And the other time that someone gave him…

Trying to keep yourself and your family healthy this winter? You might want to think about taking Black Elderberry extract. It has been clinically proven to ward off viruses and minimize symptoms of the flu, including sore throat, cough, fever and headaches.

Elderberry to fight colds and flu

It’s that time again: cold and flu season. Though my kids and I all got vaccinated, I know nothing is 100%. In fact, seasonal flu vaccines, according to the DCD, are designed to protect only against the “most likely” flu strains for this season. And, of course, it does nothing to ward off the more…

We're hoping these family fitness ideas will help you get moving as a family, and make healthy living a habit. You can change your family's life with a little exercise - and you don't even have to tell them it's a workout. Great tips for making your home one that embraces family fitness.

Family Fitness Ideas

We’re hoping these family fitness ideas will help you get moving as a family, and make healthy living a habit. 1. The Let’s Move! campaign has many ideas, ranging from buying toys that encourage outdoor play to petitioning your local schools to incorporate more outdoor time. 2. The campaign also has a Let’s Move Outside…

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Traditions

Make the Placemats Three years ago, I realized that I didn’t have enough placemats for Thanksgiving dinner (that my husband volunteered to host while I was 8 months pregnant.) I didn’t want to buy new ones, and I really didn’t want to drag my two little kids out the day before Thanksgiving. So I cut…

Looking for healthy birthday treats for kids? You will LOVE these healthy birthday treat options - and your kids will too!

Healthy Birthday Treats

Miles turned 5 on Saturday, which meant that I got to bring treats to his preschool class yesterday to celebrate. I’m not a huge fan of my kid coming home from preschool all sugared up, so I had big plans to bring healthy birthday treats for Miles’s class. Here were a few things I considered:…