31 (Family Fun!) Nights of Halloween: Kid-Friendly Movies for Every Day in October

So apparently children do not enjoy films such as The Exorcist… (LAME!) I’m only kidding! What kind of mother would let their child watch horror films? (Me.) Anyway, with that being said I have decided to put together a list of kid-friendly Halloween movies for every night in October! Some of these are actually some […]

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One of “Those” Parents: Kids with Allergies

I have to be honest: I do not scare easily. I watch horror movies alone before bedtime. I go to haunted attractions where actors in bloody clown suits terrorize guests. I am not afraid to try new foods, take on challenges, fly on planes, and I have never been afraid of spiders. Despite all of […]

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Taking Childcare Opinions with a Grain of Salt

I find it interesting that we use the word “salty” as an adjective to describe someone who is upset over something small. Why? Because as a society we also say “take [that] with a grain of salt.” And that means not paying much attention to whatever the subject in question is. As a parent, one […]

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Reflections on a Sleeping Baby

A mother’s relationship with sleep is peculiar. She is awake throughout the nights of her pregnancy, prepping her child’s nursery or rearranging the kitchen cabinets. Then, when her baby is born, she spends her nights feeding or rocking him for hours on end until the soft glow of the sunrise creeps through the window cracks. […]

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How We Weaned Our Baby Off of the Pacifier

Pacifiers are a heavily debated topic in parenting circles. If you don’t have children, that statement probably sound absurd, but it is true. There are theories about pacifiers preventing children from speaking on time, issues of dental development, and even nipple confusion. When our son was first born I was set on breastfeeding. I wanted […]

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