25 DO’s and DON’Ts for Travel With Small Children


Through trial and error, we’ve learned some lessons about flying and traveling with small children. Last year I shared a travel experience which included a public temper tantrum. Thankfully, not all trips include meltdowns. Travel is getting easier because the kids are older and because we’ve learned some lessons. In October we went to Maine for our nephew’s wedding. We took a direct flight […]

November 19, 2015

What My Impatience Teaches Our Kids As I Rush Them Out The Door

I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

This morning was busy. Although I got up early for a head start, we were still running behind, struggling to get out the door on time.  We made it to the car just in time, only to need to go back inside to change a surprise dirty diaper. As we finally left the driveway, I was taking […]

April 21, 2015

Wait for it…Teaching A 4 Year Old To Wait Is No Easy Task


Let me tell you about a regular conversation I have with my 4-year-old son. This particular conversation was about water, but you could insert any subject and we have this same conversation, every day, multiple times. Him: {Mom, can I have some water please? With ice} Me: I like the way you asked, I’m changing […]

February 11, 2015

7 Tips For Moms When Your Spouse Travels For Work

I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting, Practice Gratitude

Whether you stay at home with your kids, or work during the day, life is just a BIT more complicated when your spouse travels for work. Suddenly, your parenting partner is unavailable during evening hours, and your kids are missing their daddy (all while YOU are missing your spouse!). A traveling spouse means you’re IT. You and the kids […]

December 5, 2014

5 Questions to Consider When Setting Your Family’s Fall Schedule


Hello September. I can’t believe my second summer as a stay-at-home mom is finished already. Unlike last year, our mornings were free since our daughter dropped her morning nap. With no scheduled activities, we kept a very loose schedule. The freedom…It. Was. Lovely. We met friends at parks, went to the zoo (A LOT), ran errands on rainy days, and spent a […]

September 4, 2014