If you're like me, you get satisfaction from feeding your family a delicious and nutritious dinner each day. Those meals can become complicated, and you may as well begin them after breakfast because of all the interruptions that come up. I'd...
Have you ever felt like your life needed a few more friends in it? Several years ago my best friend began a full-time job, and I was a stay-at-home mom with two kids. I needed some day-to-day mom interaction....
How do you handle advice that you didn't ask for? Ignore it? Take the advice even if you don't agree just to keep the peace? Engage in debate with the advice giver, politely explaining your point of view while listening to...
Occasionally, when my four-year-old makes a mistake, she'll ask me if I still love her. "Of course I do- I will never not love you," I reply! As much as it hurts me to know that she questions this,...
Hi, my name is Vanessa. I'm a mother of three. And I have a productivity addiction. Even though it was nearly twelve years ago, I can remember my first day home alone with my oldest baby so clearly. My husband...
My 5-year-old is very inquisitive. He asks a million questions a day. I love his curious attitude towards the world, but it has led to some tough questions. Sometimes, he will ask me a question that makes me cringe,...
Do you remember those Real Men of Genius beer commercials? "Here's to you, Mr. Taco Salad Inventor." Or "Here's to you, Mr. Really Bad Toupee Wearer"? It was a brilliant and hilarious campaign. At the heart of it, I...
There are some pieces of advice that are undeniably good. Brush your teeth. Don’t start forest fires. Never surprise a moose. Good sense, good science, good psychology.  However, not all advice is equal, and I fear we may have bought...
Mama, You Are Everything You are only one person. But, here you are, filling some incredibly large shoes every day. You are the healer of scrapes and bruises, the warrior who battles monsters under the bed, the eyes that see...
Today I cried in the shower. I'm talking ugly, sobbing, let-it-all-out crying. It was like a huge wave hit me, and I just stood there and felt it wash over me until it passed. I don't know what triggered it....
Nursing in public terrified me as a new momma. I read all the horror stories. Saw all the pictures of "warrior moms" fighting the system, defying critics, and feeding their babies anyway. Certain a stranger was going to yell...
In the wake of George Floyd's death and the subsequent protests across our country (and now across the world), many of us are wondering what we can do to support racial justice. While there are many actions we can take,...
My husband recently showed me some research which detailed the benefits of unplugging from your electronic devices once a week. I was dubious at first, but we decided to give it a try. We established that we would do no...
With Mother's Day behind us, it's time to start thinking about all the dads in our lives. Father's day is right around the corner and there is still plenty of time to get just the right gift for dad....

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Most kids love learning fun, interesting, and even gross facts about animals. My family and I love going to the zoo. Sometimes we pass...