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Tips for Work-From-Home Parents

I am a work-from-home mom of two year old twins and I’ve realized that balancing work-work and mom-work can be tricky. Here’s an article on how I get work done around here.  I’m wondering- how do YOU get everything done? Do you have tips for other moms? Please let us know!  Here's how it works…

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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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Family Activities for a Festive Fourth of July

The 4th of July falls on a Wednesday this year. So my question is: do I celebrate on Wednesday or wait for the weekend? or take off three days in a row? or celebrate on the 2nd (the day they actually declared the US independent of British rule)? Do I take off the whole week? […]

Parents: You’re Doing a Great Job, and Here’s How I Know…

I haven’t studied at seminary or gone on a 1,100 mile hike like Cheryl Strayed did along the Pacific Crest Trail. I haven’t devoted a significant chunk of my life to figuring out all the answers.  I am just a mom, working part-time from home, figuring out this life one day at a time. Like […]

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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…

Babysitter Checklist: Information They Need Before You Leave

We know our own kids, their needs, and their behaviors so well we can easily forget that it isn’t apparent to newcomers, such as babysitters.  Before you leave your little one(s) in the care of a babysitter or nanny, be sure you cover the below information. Consider this your babysitter checklist. Once you’ve covered all […]

Summer Activities for Toddlers to Teens!

I’ll be honest- I spent most of my summers splashing in a lake, playing “house” in forts in the forest, scratching 23828 mosquito bites, making “soup” and “pies” out of mud, rocks, and grass, or reading books (I would give myself timeouts just so I could have some me-time to read… something I should really […]

Universal Flu Vaccine

In case you came here looking for the latest news about the flu vaccine (which, granted, I’m sure you didn’t but stick with me), you’re in luck, because there is some! And come to think of it, maybe that’s a good thing after last year’s insane flu season. So, ICYMI, it looks like scientists are […]

7 Steps for Dealing with Mom Guilt

If you are a mom, chances are you have felt the pangs of mom guilt.  The extent to which we have felt it differs from person to person. Some of us feel the guilt like a small, annoying insect buzzing around our ear.  Some of us drown in it. Wherever you are on this spectrum, […]

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