Swimming?

When should a child take swim lessons? How do we know when they are ready? Honestly, it depends on the family’s location, amount of free time, access to a swim teacher, weather, and your child’s… Read more »

Husband and Wife, Dad and Mom

A friend mentioned to me how she had been looking at photos of her and her husband from 10 years ago when they had only been married a small handful of years and children were… Read more »

Mother’s Day

There are days dedicated to many things these days. But few get us moms as excited as our children’s birthdays… and Mother’s Day! It is our day! Being recognized for the work we do in… Read more »

Tips For Choosing a Summer Camp

It may seem early to be discussing summer camps in mid April, but trust me, it is not! Most camps in our area are being chosen and registration is in full swing. Orientation meetings, parent… Read more »

Tips for Choosing a Photographer

Whether it is the hospital pictures or the first birthday pictures, you want to get them right! So how do you go about choosing a photographer? Many people use word of mouth, friend referrals, and… Read more »

April Fools!

April Fools’ Day, although not a public holiday anywhere, has been loved and hated for over 4 centuries. The start of the new year used to be at the beginning of Spring. However, sometime before… Read more »

Easter

One of my daughter’s favorite holidays is coming soon… Easter! She has learned in church and school about the reason for the holiday and celebrates the Resurrection. However, at her age, the excitement comes when… Read more »

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day… What is it all about? Well, first and foremost, this day celebrates the life of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, Nigeria, and Monserrat, on the anniversary of his death around… Read more »

Spring and the Outdoors

This spring when the weather warms, the sun is out, and your child(ren)’s energy soars, how can you use that wild energy for fun rather than picking up after your little tornado all evening? Last… Read more »

Hangry

Jump out of the car, sling purse over arm, yank open the back door and pull out child(ren). Remember sippy. And snack. Because Heaven Forbid a little one should suddenly realize they are starving to… Read more »

Mom Guilt

“The days are long but the years are short!” “Enjoy this time when they’re little; you will miss it when it’s over!” “Cherish this time.” These are just a few of the phrases I remember… Read more »

Valentine’s Day

When I was young, I felt that Valentine’s Day was just a commercialized holiday invented by greeting card companies. As a married woman with no children, it was a date night. That all changed when… Read more »