Summer Water Safety Tips

Ok, let’s talk about drowning.  Scary right? Really scary. It doesn’t only happen when children are swimming. When I think of tragic stories like Bode Miller’s daughter last year, my heart is heavy. According to...

Learning to Be Patient in a “Now” Culture

“Mom, come here RIGHT NOW, I need help with my Legos. It’s an emergency!” my son calls out to me from down the hall. “Charleston, you need to wait a few minutes, I’m still making...

Fresh 48: Why Every Family Needs These Photos

What is a Fresh 48 Session? A Fresh 48 session for most photographers is a lifestyle shoot that occurs between 24-48 hours post-delivery.  What makes these photos amazing you might ask?  Post labor sweat combined...

Middle School Prep: A Mom’s Guide to a Big Transition

As this school year winds to a close, some of you may be gearing up to send your babies to middle school next year. Before you start hyperventilating, I, a former middle school teacher...

My Favorite Books For New And Expecting Mothers

In a time when you may be hungrily seeking parenting advice, let me suggest another option.  You don’t need parenting advice (and anyway, you’ll get more unsolicited advice than you will ever want from...

Moms Guide To Having Twins

I wish I could tell you that I have helpful tips but All you need is help and nothing but HELP!  However, I have compiled a list if you want to feel like your...

You Can Ask Why I’m Having A C-Section

I was standing in the checkout line at the grocery store. My 2 year old was asleep in my arms and I was apologizing to the cashier because I could not help her bag...

Kids Can Help With Chores

I would do anything for my kids.  But, I want them to be independent and successful adults who move out of my house and contribute to society...so I don’t.  When my twelve, ten, and...

Boobie Business: Tips And Tricks To Help With Breastfeeding

If you decide it’s right for you, breastfeeding is a wonderful way to feed your baby. But it’s not always easy. I thought I was totally prepared for breastfeeding—after taking a short class and...

There’s A Lot Of Work To Do For Our Black Mothers

Today is the last day of Black Maternal Health Week, that is designed to help shed light on the challenges and opportunities in the fight for Black women’s maternal and reproductive justice. This People...

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Summer Reading

Summer has officially arrived.  Which means my family and I will be living at the splash pad, swimming pool and/or local watering hole as...

Mardi Gras… For Kids?