Concussions in Children – What You Should Know

When my oldest son was in fourth grade, I got the dreaded school nurse phone call.  Fearing vomiting or an injury requiring stitches, I was initially relieved when the nurse told me why she...

5 Tips For Packing A Nutrient-Dense School Lunchbox

It’s that time of year again. Our favorite time of the year, where the weather gets a little cooler (not really), school’s back in session and we get to pack school lunches E V...

12 Ways To Spread Love & Affirmations Even When Your Kiddo Is At School

I love the start to a new school year.  It means fresh pencil shavings, crisp paper, a spotless planner, seeing old friends, making new ones, and the promise of cooler weather… someday. But with...

Outside Of The Box Activities For Your Child This School Year

As you know the kids are back in school.  As a result, you can finally shop at Target alone without buying a toy that you didn’t budget for. Now, what do you do after school? The...

A Busy Mom’s Lunchbox Ideas

If you are the "#extra" type that makes Mickey Mouse-shaped pancakes on weekday mornings, this post may not be for you. I'm that "Grab a breakfast bar on your way out the door!" kind of...

I’m Glad My Daughter’s Heart Was Broken: Life Lessons From A Hamster

My 7-year-old daughter, Sofia, accepted the empty cage from the vet tech with welling eyes that soon spilled over into silent streaming tears. Tearing up herself, the tech then presented Sofia with a little...

Tips for Picking the Right Preschool

Tips for Picking the Right Preschool “Is my child ready for elementary school?” If you’re the parent of a young child, or children, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. We all want to make sure...

The Night Before The First Day Of School

On the night before the first day of school, emotions are big. The anticipation and excitement of tomorrow is palpable, sometimes translating into tension, fear, and sadness. And more often than not, a wide...

First Day Of School Pictures: Remix!

Dear Mommas,  Do you ever catch yourself thinking about first day of school pictures in July? Omg the sign, the smiles, the clothes, do I do the fancy sign with my kids grade, what they...

Letting Go….When Your Last Kid Starts Kindergarten

Recently I met a mom at a park, who eyed my large brood and asked if we were ready for school to start.  As we chatted, she told me that her son would be...

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