Thankful for A House Full of Boys

By Laurie Grant

With Thanksgiving a week away I can't help but reflect on where I am today, in the moment. Today I am the mother of two young boys, one a spunky 3.5 the other just 2 weeks old and hanging right now in my baby wearing sling.  My 3.5 year old is at pre-school so I am home with just my little guy lis... Read More

New Year’s Eve with Young Kids

By Anastasia B

How do you spend New Year’s with a toddler and a newborn? This year that’s the age of our children, so we are looking forward to spending the evening at home. I’m really not up for travel right now. We do not even have any plans for the thirty first, but I want to make it special - with so... Read More

Baby’s First Christmas

By Anastasia B

This is our baby's first Christmas. Our first was a January baby, so she was a lot bigger at Christmas time. If you have a little one, it’s nice to somehow capture their first holiday season and to have something to look back at when they’re old enough to drive a car (or to drive you nut... Read More

Have a Diet Soda to Increase Chances of Preterm Labor

By Anastasia B

I do not think any pregnant woman seriously wishes to go into labor early. I am seven months pregnant and this belly makes me want to give birth any day now, it seems like too much to carry! Of course not in reality. The troubling thing is that preterm labor has become so common. While nobody ca... Read More

Creating a Green Baby Nursery

By Anastasia B

Most days the fact that I am an Interior Designer by trade doesn’t cross my mind. I’m consumed with meals from scratch, changing diapers, potty training, and reminding myself to eat when I’m hungry (which is all the time being almost 7 months pregnant). My hands get itchy, though, when we... Read More

Preparing a Toddler for a Newborn

By Anastasia B

When awaiting the arrival of a second (or third, or fourth) baby, I think one of the biggest mistakes a parent can make is not preparing the kids for the coming addition. Especially important with unpredictable toddlers whose world can be thrown off axis by anything not on their usual schedule. ... Read More

Some things that happen when you become a mama:

By Christina Rosalie

(For my sister who is due with her first baby in three weeks...) Oh yes. This is the way things happen. You get pregnant, have a baby, survive a year or so of sleep deprivation, memory loss, heavenly smiles, and diapers, and then one afternoon while you're making a sandwich your baby is sittin... Read More