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Are You in the Thick of It?

* phone rings “Hey Mom” “Hey Honey, I’m just calling to check in on you. Are you in the thick of it?” This is how phone conversations start between my mom and I these days. “Are you in the thick of it?” She’s asking if I’ve got an uncontrollable circus of screaming toddlers, cooking, house…

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Be In the Know With the Best Nanny Cams

When do you need a nanny cam? Looking for a bit of added peace of mind when you leave your children home with your nanny? Since we know that whole “eyes in the back of your head” thing isn’t a reality (though that would be nice!), a nanny cam may be your second-best option. But…

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I’m the Perfect Mom… on Instagram

I’ve scrolled through hundreds of pictures on Instagram that depict beautifully decorated homes with adorable families, just the right filter, and of course, a witty caption.  I appreciate the creative value of these pictures, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I feel envious. I want a life that looks like that, I […]

For 5 Minutes of Peace and Quiet

It’s the end of a long day, at the end of a long week, your cozy, comfortable bed is calling, nay screaming your name… but the kids don’t seem to be tired at all and are in fact running around with enough zeal to make the Energizer Bunny look like a lethargic turtle.  What would […]

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Be In the Know With the Best Nanny Cams

When do you need a nanny cam? Looking for a bit of added peace of mind when you leave your children home with your nanny? Since we know that whole “eyes in the back of your head” thing isn’t a reality (though that would be nice!), a nanny cam may be your second-best option. But…

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Help! My Nanny Quit! How to Find a Nanny Quickly

When you arrived at work this morning, it was just another Wednesday. But when you arrived home this evening and your nanny gave her notice effective immediately, it became the Wednesday when everything was turned upside down. You graciously accepted your nanny’s resignation, because, well, that’s what you do as an employer. But your mind…

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How to Set Yourself Apart as a Sitter

Are you a babysitter? Do you want recurring and frequent jobs?  Do you want to come recommended by the parents you sit for? Then you need to learn how to set yourself apart as a sitter, because here’s the terrible truth: babysitters are a dime a dozen.  Just in my neighborhood alone, there are teenagers…

You Gotta Squeeze In A Workout

Working out. It takes time, motivation, know-how, and money.  And let me tell you, after a day of raising kids, working a job, and taking care of a house, I don’t have much of any of those precious commodities left in reserves.  BUT, I also can’t afford to give up on exercising, particularly now that […]

Friendships, Now That We’re Parents

How old is your oldest friendship? In what ways has it changed over the years? What makes a good friend? Did you lose or make friends in direct correlation to your debut into parenthood? I think most of us had and lost dozens of friendships in childhood.  This is normal, because often what constitutes a […]

Parents: Remember These Outdoor Games From Our Childhood?

Do you remember a time when you ate Eggo waffles for breakfast, had to sit down at 8:30 to watch Boy Meets World or *gasp* miss an episode, and played outdoor games like capture the flag until it got dark and the street lamps came on?  It was a simpler time. We didn’t have to […]

11 Awesome Things To Do With Sidewalk Chalk

11 Awesome Things to do with Sidewalk Chalk Sidewalk chalk can provide hours of outdoor fun, and has the benefit of stain-free clean up.  In case your kiddos have exhausted their ideas for how to enjoy this summer activity, here are a few more awesome things to do with sidewalk chalk that are sure to […]

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