parenting

Spilled coffee is just spilled coffee ... and the opportunity to laugh at yourself.
Do you feel your life is out of control? Do you only see the messes all around your house – the dirty dishes overflowing the sink, the clean dishes still waiting to be put away in the dishwasher, the pile of dirty laundry and the clean laundry getting all wrinkled in the dryer? Do you hear your children arguing and think your brain might actually explode? Do you hear yourself arguing with your...
Taking a nap is sometimes necessary - take care of yourself mama.
Don't Forget to Take Care of Yourself It’s different. I will be the first to admit that I was, in a health way, selfish before we had our baby. I wanted my time, my career, and my husband all to myself. We traveled to different countries, skydived, laid in the sun on some island beaches, and then – we had this wonderful, insanely energetic, and all-encompassing human that my husband and I want to...
Choose to have and do less to ease the over-drive that comes with parenthood.
Like many people, I spend a good deal of my time doing things I think I “should” do, whether or not they are important to me. I should wear makeup every day, I should do the dishes before I go to bed. The list goes on. In thinking this way, I take on too much, or make things harder on myself than I need to. As I adjust to being a working mom and realize that now more than ever, there simply aren’t...
Reading articles is great, but reading your family is better!
I think we all go through phases in our lives. Maybe there was a phase where you partied too much and had lots of friends. Then maybe you had a phase where you felt alone and lost. These phases come and go. Often, you don’t realize that it is a phase until it is over and you look back and realize that you don’t want to go back to that phase. Or, maybe you do. As a parent, I’ve been thinking about...
Spending time with my baby is the best time.
Most of my maternity leave passed in what felt like real time – sleep deprived, milk-covered, wonderful real time. But the last month or so flew. Each time I entered my leave into Beebe’s payroll system, I was reminded of exactly how much precious time I had left. There was a big part of me that was excited to return to work, and just as big a part that wanted to pause time and hold my beautiful...
Take time for you this summer.
It’s summer. Finally! The kids are out of school and that means its summer camps, spending time with grandparents, visiting the beach, Funland (a Rehoboth Beach tradition), travel, and of course – logistics! I’ve talked to several parents of young children (think Pre-K to about 4th grade) and logistics always becomes a part of the convo. Hypothetical Little Timmy has to be at the outdoor camp by 8...
back to school sized
I cannot believe it is that time of year again! The summer has gone by way too fast! After the school year ends, we still have plenty to do with travel lacrosse tournaments for my daughters and travel baseball tournaments for my son! We really do not slow down until July and now it is already three weeks from the beginning of school! I feel like I am just settling into the pace of the summer...
Healthy Selfie
As the mother of three children, I often worry about how living in a world concerned with social media will affect them. When I was a teen, there was no concern about what everyone was doing, no one to “screen shot” the homework, no worry about keeping up my “streaks!” Nor, was I worried about my reputation being ruined online. I was lucky to have a “princess” phone in my bedroom and could call my...