My daughters go to daycare/preschool twice a week and love their teachers, which makes drop off a little easier for me. But each time they’ve moved up to a new class, I feel like such an A-hole because I can never think of a clever or thoughtful gift to give their teachers. ..then a few weeks go by and I feel even worse. I had mentally committed to making or scouring original gifts for their teachers this holiday season… which is why I’m so happy to have Barry guest blogging today sharing gift ideas for teachers. As a teacher himself, he has some great ideas. Thanks, Barry!Pin It
I will never forget my first outing with baby. It had been days since I had driven (I had a C-section) and not only did it feel weird to be behind the wheel, I was driving like an old woman because I had a newborn in the back seat! Second to that, I realized I never practiced putting in or taking out the car seat until I was sitting in a parking lot, struggling to get the car seat to “click” into place. Continue reading
My partner and I joke that our 16 month old will be the child who never leaves home – EVER. Unlike my 4yo, she suffers from separation anxiety and is super attached to mama. I’m not complaining.
But I do worry about helping foster her independence and confidence. As she watches older sis, she wants to be a part of everything and of course, help, so we let her and it’s not only adorable, it’s a lesson in patience for all of us. Continue readingPin It
In about two months (when Mel turns one) my girls will be sharing a room. Thankfully, the Child is excited at the idea. Similarly, I’m looking forward to my new project – converting the baby room into the girls’ play room.
Jennifer Jenkins is on the blog today sharing ideas for creating the perfect playroom – a space where kids can play, learn and grow. Continue readingPin It
There have been days when Manfriend is at work and all I want is a quick run around the block, that I’ve considered just going for a quick dash around the neighborhood. Is it really that wrong? What’s the worst that can happen?
It’s when I ask myself that question the Hispanic Panic sets in and image Grizzly bears clawing their way into my girls’ rooms while I’m taking a lovely stroll by myself.
Though my girls are clearly too young to stay home alone, it is a phase I know nothing about. Here to help is a guest post from the lovely Vivian Geddes. Continue readingPin It
In exactly four days, our family is embarking on our first big adventure as a foursome – a Disney cruise to the Bahamas. We are fortunate enough to join the entire family (20 people!) to celebrate Manfriend’s mom’s 70th birthday. I can’t wait to share photos and a recap of our experience.
Kara’s guest post below on successfully traveling with children could not have come at a better time. Kara has been on every cruise and adventurous getaway you could imagine. I’m grateful to have her tips below, and will certainly keep them in mind as we pack, fly across the country and cruise on the ship! Thanks for your insight, Kara!