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The Best Gifts for Every Grown-Ass Woman In Your Life

Don’t be confused about what women really want. We love practicality when it’s laced with a little bit of charm. We enjoy an inside joke as well as something that inspires. Get it right, and we’ll love you forever. Get it wrong, and we’re not likely to let you forget. Check out these perfectly acceptable gifts for the woman in your life, and know that you can’t really go wrong with any of them.

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A Real Review of Member’s Mark Premium Baby Diapers

As a mom of four boys, I know my way around a diaper. I can tell you which ones are great and which ones are not. And I can absolutely vouch that these Member’s Mark Premium Baby Diapers from Sam’s Club are the real deal. Soft, absorbent and cute, they are the best value and most bang for your buck! Come read all about why I love them so much!

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Your Favorite TV Moms Are Real Life Criminals

Say it ain’t so, Aunt Becky! Today it was revealed that Lori Loughlin, best known for her role as Aunt Becky on Full House, and Felicity Huffman (the over-stressed, smart-ass mom from Desperate Housewives) were both charged along with 48 others in a massive bribery scam involving some of the most elite colleges in the …

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The First Step to Fighting Obesity Isn’t Necessarily What You Think

I was compensated by Med-IQ through an educational grant from Novo Nordisk to write about the realities of obesity as a chronic disease. All opinions are my own. As a person who is currently meeting the clinical criteria for obesity, I have seen my share of judgement and negative talk. In fact, much of that …

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How to Write Daily Affirmations That Really Work

Daily Affirmations are simple, specific and positive statements declaring a completed goal. They sound very basic when described this way, however they are a way of visualizing an empowered future for yourself and can have an amazingly profound effect on the mind. In the simplest terms, affirmations are a way of tricking your mind into …

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20 Incredible Fourth of July Ideas – Food, Crafts, Games and More!

Every year on the Fourth of July, I fail to plan in advance for what to do. It’s one of the few holidays my husband has off work, and with four kids, we need to know what we’re doing in advance. This year, the whole family was going to meet up at a local amusement …

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Explaining The Dramatic Decline In International Adoption

International adoptions have decreased at an extraordinary rate over the last decade. Since 2004, the number of children adopted by US families from other countries has been cut in half, as nations across the world revise their guidelines to restrict overseas adoption. In 2016, only 5,370 children from other countries were adopted by American families. …

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Guest Post: How to Create Inclusive Kids

Most adults can remember at least one instance of bullying or exclusion they experienced as a child. For some, exclusion defined their lives, impacting how they learned to relate with others into adulthood. In an effort to keep their own children from becoming victims of bullying, these scarred adults inadvertently teach their children how to …

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The Truth About Postpartum Depression | My PPD Story

When it comes to Postpartum Depression, I feel like I’ve been through it all. Not only have I dealt with it after each of my children’s births, but I also suffered from traumatic Perinatal Depression, which is depression during pregnancy. Somehow, though, this time around, it took me a while to realize that I was suffering …

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Guest Post: The Importance of Reading With Your Child

When it comes to reading, the earlier you can start with your child, the better. Reading books to your little one is not only fun, but it also is important for growing developmental skills. By reading to your child, you reinforce basic sounds, encourage language acquisition, teach your child about enunciation and more. Why is …

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7 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Children

Chinese New Year is such a fun way to celebrate the Chinese culture while also celebrating the arrival of a new year! There are many traditions that are enjoyed during Chinese New Year, and no matter what age your child or where you live, these are traditions that can be enjoyed by all. Look below …

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8 Fictional Coffee Houses We’d Totally Visit

Stuck at home with four young children while my husband is enjoying the sunshine of California, I can’t help but find myself daydreaming about the sanctity of the American coffee house. I have so many fond memories of camping out in a local cafe, with a huge steaming cup (bowl?) of artisan coffee, feet up …

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Nursery Makeover – Our Monochrome Nature-Themed Baby Nursery

I’ve been working on this special monochrome nursery with a nature theme for MONTHS, and I am FINALLY able to reveal it! Come and take a look. I’ve included some links to some of the products I bought so if you are inspired by any of it, you can easily find them. I’m so excited …

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