motherhood

Science Says: Your Pregnancy Can Predict the Future

By kara

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we obviously all have economics on the brain… Wait, that isn’t what you think of when you hear the word “mom”? Weird. Because it looks like motherhood is one of the best indicators of a healthy or lagging economy—here’s why. When people ... Read More

6 Things Every Mom Needs to Remember

By Guest Post

My oldest child is heading to college this fall. That translates in mom talk to, “Friends beware. Spontaneous ugly cries may occur.” It also means I’ve gotten a little bit (okay… a lot bit) sentimental. While meandering down memory lane, I remembered two friends of mine. They were both older... Read More

To Spy or Not to Spy: When to Give Kids Privacy

By Guest Post

Privacy: what kids want and what parents struggle to give. Tweens and teens especially crave independence and privacy from their parents. If they think their parents are spying on them, they will figure out how to be sneakier and do more stuff behind their parents’ backs. Also, parents who give ki... Read More

Science Says: Don’t Tell Your Kids What To Do!

By kara

To structure or not to structure…that is the ever-pressing question for parents prepping for those seemingly endless summer months. Do you let the kids roam wild and free or keep them busy with a schedule of swim lessons and summer school? There are pros and cons to either side of the argument,... Read More

Dear Anxious Mama

By Guest Post

Dear Anxious Mama, You’re not Alone. I know you’re in the trenches just trying to make it one day, one hour, one minute at a time. You’re not alone. I know some days you feel like you just can’t do it and you want to cry. You want to cry hard. It’s okay, Mama. Cry. And Cry H... Read More

Toys Could Be One of Your Best Parenting Decisions

By Guest Post

It’s safe to say that children love their toys. Every child has their favorite, and they can play hours of joy and entertainment. However, with children’s toys being such an integral part of our children growing up, it goes without saying that the toys that they play with will have an effect ... Read More

MOMS-You Have 67 Minutes and the Clock is Ticking!

By kara

67 minutes. Just over an hour. It’s a narrow window, and you’d better have a plan. What am I referring to, you ask? Oh, just the wee baby time slot set aside for moms to have to themselves each day. It’s those few sweet minutes when you’re not being harassed at the bathroom door, or dr... Read More

I Once Was The Woman Waiting To Be A Mother

By Guest Post

I love this quote. I once was her, the “one,” waiting, wishing, hoping to be a Mother. Finding out I was finally going to be a Mom was one most incredible feelings. It didn’t matter whether I was going to give birth naturally or have a cesarean (we are all rockstars btw). And it didn�... Read More

Charlize Theron Parenting is All Of Us

By Debbie Gisle

My favorite kind of parent are those who don't pretend life is glitter and butterflies all the time. Let's be honest: if your kid has never been in timeout or had that mean-fast-parent-walk head towards them, you should get some sort of medal. I'm pretty real when it comes to my kids, their attit... Read More

Stressed? Science Says Smell THIS!

By kara

Mamas—raise your hand if you’ve found yourself stressed out in the last week? Day? Hour? Ha! Ladies, I know my audience, and I’m thinking pretty much every hand is up right now. (If not, I’d love to know your secret. Let’s talk. Like, really.) Well, for starters, know that if you’r... Read More