Conquering Gym Anxiety

By Abby Tolbert /

Gymtimidation: It’s needing a buffer treadmill between you and that guy. You know, the one who’s sprinting at a speed of approximately one billion miles per hour and somehow hasn’t broken a sweat (?!) Toxic gym culture can leave many of us feeling uncomfortable, unmotivated, and defeated. But you deserve to conquer your workout without giving a single sh*t what anyone else is thinking. Here’s how: Read More “Conquering Gym Anxiety”

My Kid is The Bully. What Do I Do?

By Abby Tolbert /

No sane parent wants to receive a negative phone call from their child’s school principal. It totally feels like the end of the world when you discover that your sweet baby is acting in a way that you find irreprehensible. In fact, many parents react defensively upon hearing that their son or daughter is causing distress to others. “Not my kid!”, they say. But what do you do when your child truly is the bully? Read More “My Kid is The Bully. What Do I Do?”

10 Photos You Need to Take This Summer

By Holly Sosa /

My kids go on summer break at the end of this week and after making up an entire week’s worth of snow days, they’re ready to milk all they can from the sweet summer months. With all the adventures we have during the summer, I’m often guilty of forgetting to document the fun. As a mom, it’s my sworn duty as memory keeper to ensure I preserve our memories for years to come so that when I’m a grandmother, the first thing my grandchildren will do when the visit is sit on the floor with our photo albums. It’s a lot of pressure! As someone who is passionate about memory keeping, I tend to get carried away, can you tell?

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5 Things your Family Command Center Needs

By Holly Sosa /

A family command center is a great way to help your family stay organized and keep everyone on the same page. In my home, our command center is the brain of our family. Need to know where someone is? Check the command center. What groceries do we need? Check the command center. What’s for dinner tonight? Check. The. Command. Center. I update our family command center, which is located at our fridge, every week. Having the essentials on hand helps me to get everyone organized and know what’s going on with everyone at a quick glance. These essentials from Pinhole Press are must-haves for every family command center.

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Best Oversized Books for Kids

By Miranda Rosbach /

There’s something about oversize objects that immediately captivates people. Think giant rocking chairs or markers the size of a grown adult. When considering the scale of a book, particularly one for children, oversize books feel even bigger when they measure to be toddler size or larger. We’re not talking about big books designed specifically for a library or school storytime (think Five Little Ducks or Planting a Garden); rather, we mean books that are constructed to be enormous—and likely will often have to sit sideways on a shelf.

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Side Hustles for Any Skill

By Abby Tolbert /

Whether you’re a full-time SAHM or work outside of the home, you’re probably not opposed to the idea of making a little extra cash. Thanks to the internet, we not only have parenting memes, but we also have access to lots of online platforms. These platforms make it easier for employers to connect with talented people, like you! Here are our favorite ways to make some extra dough:

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A Beginner’s Guide to Sleep Logs

By Abby Tolbert /

One would think that wrangling toddlers, nursing newborns, and reasoning with back-talking pre-teens would make it easy to catch some z’s at night. But we’ve all been there: you’ve had a day from H-E-double hockey sticks and as soon as your head hits the pillow, you find yourself tossing and turning long past everyone’s bedtime. A sleep log could be the answer to your restless nights. Here’s what you need to know to start your own: Read More “A Beginner’s Guide to Sleep Logs”