I’m not homeschooling my kids during this pandemic. Neither should you.

Let’s cut to the chase: Covid-19 and social distancing has created a new normal for all of us. It’s an unprecedented time for everyone, and we are navigating a changing landscape day by day, sometimes hour by hour. But I’m not here to talk about the critical importance of social distancing right now, or how … Read more

Returning to Work After Baby – it doesn’t get easier

Written for Moms Beyond as a Contributing Writer It’s like déjà vu all over again. 10 years after I returned to work for the first time after mat leave, I’m back again for the first time in what feels like a long time. You see, last week was my first week back after having been on mat leave with my second … Read more

The Myth of Balance

What a couple of weeks it’s been. Two weeks ago I had intended to write a post about balance. I’ve decided to try having a theme every week on my blog and Instagram, and balance fits nicely into the theme of “struggle”. But then my Wee Bear started into Leap 7 and began teething. Then … Read more

The One Thing Your Kids Should Always Know

I watched yesterday as my girl jumped into the new little swimming pool her granddad bought for her. She was so excited she didn’t even empty her backpack or eat a snack. As soon as she walked in the door after school, she changed and went straight for the pool. As she played it dawned … Read more

How You Know You’ve Survived the Newborn Period

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As I write this, we are finally past the newborn period, which generally is the first 3 months of little baby’s life. Tator Tot is currently 4 1/2 months old. WE SURVIVED!!! We done did it. We made it, baby. But there are other tell-tale signs that we’ve made it through the newborn period into … Read more

Why Your Baby Hates You

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Baby finally starts to settle into a decent sleep routine…and then suddenly, wham! They’re up every hour. Baby finally starts to become predictable in their feeding schedule…and then suddenly, wham! They’re feeding every hour. Just when you think you’re finally over the hump or turning a corner, your baby becomes a whiny, clingy, drooly, fussy … Read more