We love being moms, but there are some days when you feel at the end of your rope and ready to surrender to the insanity that has overcome your life. Don’t worry. We get that. We’ve been there and done that and will probably do it again next week. There will be days like that, [...]
We’re tickled to once again have guest writer Renee DeLuca Deans here to tweak our funny bone with her own sense of wry and witty mama humor. Today’s treat is her list of eight summertime survival tips. Forget applying sunscreen or hydrating – these tips come compliments of the experienced mom who knows the truth [...]
With spring now fully upon us in the northeast, small green things are finally poking up through the earth. Only weeks ago, our world was still shrouded in the remnants of winter’s wrath; but now the neighborhood lawns are covered in blankets of brilliantly blue Siberian Squill – a hardy, little flower that transforms even [...]
He doesn’t want to put on his jacket. It’s cold. And you’re in a hurry. She wants to ride the escalator at the mall. But you’re so close to finishing your errands and you have to get home to make dinner. You have to finish your proposal by 5. It’s 4:15 and distraction and snacks are no longer working. There’s a toddler at your feet, again!
As parents, our days are filled with these “bumps in the road,” little power struggles as our children’s desires and our adult reason (and practical needs) collide. At every bump there are choices we make: do we threaten? Yell? Try to negotiate? Give up and let them go out without a jacket?
It’s the height of summer in my corner of the world and that means a transition to easy-breezy meals served al fresco. Since I don’t cook (my repertoire includes things like Boboli pizzas, grilled cheese, chicken fingers, and pancakes), I love this season of laid back dinner options. I’m thrilled when something that’s usually considered [...]