Leave Home Without Sunscreen

Before you slather yourself and your kids with sunscreen this summer, let’s talk about sunscreen. Sunscreen is a multi-billion-dollar industry, yet there are no studies that prove that the use of sunscreen protects us from...

10 Mom Skills I Never Knew I Had

c You know what I was just thinking…  What if I never became a Mom? Then I wouldn’t have known what I am made of. Because of my kids, I’m PROUD of who I am! The best animal...

5 Tips for Mindful Parenting At The Pool

Drowning is the #1 CAUSE of accidental death in children ages 1-4. Accidental. Preventable. It is essential to practice mindful parenting in and around any water. When we see unsafe behavior around the pool or any body...

Dear Son, What I Want You To Remember Me By

Hey There, My Favorite Little Buddy! As I write this from the reclining chair in the corner of your room, I can hear your breath begin to slow as you reluctantly drift off to sleep....

We Said “Bye” To The Pacifier, And I’m The One Who Cried

I cried today. I received a text from our daycare provider, and the tears came pouring: “When Jensen went to lay down at naptime he asked for his pacifier, and I told him I didn’t have...

Running The Marathon Of Life And Motherhood

I’ve been a runner for as long as I can remember. Not long after I turned 3, my mom signed me up for youth track and field in the small Massachusetts town where I...

Do Teenagers REALLY Need Bedtimes?

Globally, teens are facing an alarming new health crisis, and most parents are unaware.  It’s not vaping,  social media, or screen addiction. It’s sleep deprivation. Researchers have reviewed over 800 studies to propose optimal teen sleep...

Has Respect For Parents Changed Over The Years?

“Who are you talking to?” I asked my son, brow furrowed.   He hadn’t used any vulgarity, and he hadn’t even bothered to roll his eyes while saying it, his new signature move as a...

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...

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...

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