Before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us. Soon, we’ll be making our lists and checking them twice, hitting the mall for stocking stuffers and getting ready for the latest Christmas party. I love this time of year, but it never feels like there’s enough time to get everything done and enjoy it at the same time.
Don’t you just love heading to the mailbox in December? Every day there’s a new stack of holiday photo cards showing off a family portrait of friends and relatives. We love these reminders of all of my far-flung friends and family, and look forward to seeing them every year.
There’s no right or wrong way to do motherhood, and there are as many different styles as there are moms in the world. For many women, raising children is only part of the story: Career, creative passions and kids are all part of the grand mix that makes them who they are. We talked to two mothers about their journey to go back to work — and how they find happiness in doing it all.
It’s time to celebrate the Fourth of July! That means family fun, picnics galore and the never-ending dessert platters. And if you are gluten-free, we’ve got you covered. Try our scrumptious gluten-free fruit cookie recipe that will be the perfect addition to your holiday weekend.
We’re on a mission to spread smiles with photo gifts for kids. Here’s the way that new products magically appear…
Transitioning to kindergarten can be a big change for child and parents alike. Your little kiddo is spending time in a new and unfamiliar environment several hours a week and will soon have his own homework assignments and field trips. It can be difficult and even overwhelming at times. Thankfully, there are ways you can make the transition smoother so that you start the school year with confidence and ease. Here are six ways to get your kindergartner started on the right foot.
When rain chases the sun away, don’t let it chase away your sense of fun. Gloomy weather can be the backdrop for some of your kids’ best days. Plan a day filled with alternating adventures: play indoors until cabin fever sets in, then head out into the fat raindrops for some splashing before drying off with a warm and cozy game.
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Many parents dread long road trips and airplane rides with their kids. Children have short attention spans, and spending hours in a confined space with energetic little ones is not anyone’s idea of a good time!
We’ve all seen picnics in the movies. The revelers frolic on picturesque rolling plains, clink their wine glasses, jump into the local watering hole for a swim, and still manage to leave the scene in clean, unwrinkled garments. Is this real life?
Image: Kim Vargo, Yellow Brick Home
Life goes by fast, especially when you have kids. Babies change so quickly, and within just a few months they look like little people — and you simply cannot travel back in time to recapture a moment.