Tag: parenting

Father’s Day: A New Mexican Dad’s Thoughts on Being a Dad

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This Father's Day, as I reflect on what it means to be a dad and think about the kind of father I want to...

Interview with Heidi Murkoff, Author of “What To Expect” Books –...

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Heidi Murkoff is a world-renowned author of What To Expect When You're Expecting, collaborator on her book's movie of the same title (which is...

Interview with Heidi Murkoff, Author of “What To Expect” Books –...

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Chances are, if you've had a baby, adopted a baby, been pregnant, or know someone who has done these things, or, taken a stroll...

Dear Fellow Mom, Thanks for Seeing Me and Speaking Up

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And so the mom story goes... I was out all morning with the kids. We ended up being out longer than I expected so all...

Interview with Heidi Murkoff, Author of “What To Expect” Books –...

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There aren't many moms left these days who haven't read What To Expect When You're Expecting.  There are dozens of blockbuster hits that have...

When Kids Have To Act Like Parents :: An Unhealthy Role...

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I cant help but have tears in my eyes as I write this. Today I am not talking about me parenting my kids. Today I...

No, This Baby Wasn’t “Planned” :: Answering That Awkward Question

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When my first baby was just eight months old, I found out I was pregnant. Again. As soon as I saw those two little...

Snack-straction: Protein-Packed Snacks to Keep Kids Full

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We have all been there. It’s a warm and beautiful day. You have offered your offspring endless fun activities . . . outside play,...

Why Kids Behave Worst for Their Moms

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Out to Dinner My husband and I joke that I should never go out to dinner with the family. When I go, the kids behave...

Communicating Love: What is Your Child’s Love Language?

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My niece made homemade gifts for everyone for the holidays. They were sweet, adorable, and she had clearly thought about each one of us...

Little Moments Make The Biggest Impact

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It's the little moments. Sometimes I grant a request to bake brownies on a Tuesday afternoon in an already messy kitchen. Sometimes I'll play a few...

I’m Trying to Be More Spontaneous

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I Love a Good Plan I'm definitely a practical mom. I'm the "we need a plan and schedule" type of mom. If we have a...

Alcohol Almost Ruined My Life

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It all started when I was a kid. My dad was an alcoholic. His family tradition was passed down from generations, and he kept it...

Baby Hacks :: 5 Activities for Keeping Baby Busy and Momma...

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I am always looking for ways to entertain my baby a.k.a. baby hacks. Baby hacks need to be quick, simple, and easily repeated. Here are some of...