Parenting
Infant/Toddlers
Mary Katherine Backstrom

If You Want To Be Happy, Don’t Have Kids

If you want to be happy, you shouldn’t have kids. That’s a fact. Or at least, Time magazine and the sociologists who conducted this study believe so.

Parents get less sleep, have less money, and less independence. Parents have more stress, more marital arguments, more expenses. READ MORE

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Infant/Toddlers
Melissa Pressman

If You Say You Don’t Want Kids, I Have Just One Thing To Say To You.

This has been a really hard week. We have been in the middle of a crazy heat wave, with no relief in the evening and my son has decided that sleeping at night just isn’t for him. I have now spent three nights out on the couch, not really sleeping. I am exhausted and hot and trying to find the mental strength to get through the next day. It’s moments like this I wish I had unlimited amounts of money and time and I could just hop a flight to an exotic destination and just go relax on the beach. I don’t even care if it’s just for a few days. READ MORE

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  • A Letter To My Boys

    I remember the day you were both born like it was yesterday. I remember the feeling of overwhelming joy colliding with fear all at once. I remember the sound of your first cry and the feeling of your skin against mine for the first time, an...

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  • Thai Pineapple Shrimp Curry Recipe

    You’ll fall in love with this curry in a hurry....

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  • Infant/Toddlers
    Julia Arnold

    The Best Toys To Grow With Your Toddler

    Many toys seem to come and go in our house, but it is so nice when I see my kids (now 4 and almost 2) continue to play with certain toys months– or even years– after they first receive them.  I love it even more if both of my kids will play with a toy at the same time.

    Here are a few favorites that fit the above criteria.  READ MORE

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  • Mommytube: Noah’s first Root Beer!

    We’ve all seen various videos on the internet of a baby’s first taste of a lemon and no, they never get old. But this video of baby Noah’s first taste of Root Beer is a classic! Watch this adorable lil guy’s reaction...

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  • The Spiritual Importance Of Rest

    We all need rest, but how many of active ladies actually get it? Many of us work on the weekends. Motherhood is a fulltime job with no day off, and even sleep isn’t always restorative, as any new mother can tell you. So how can busy women...

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  • Infant/Toddlers

    The Loneliness

    After Lillian was born and my 6 weeks of maternity leave was up, I headed back to work part time. I worked 5am-9am so Luke took care of her in the morning, then dropped her off with me on his way to work, and Lils and I would walk home for the day. While the hours were super early, and I worked for a remote call center, I still had some guaranteed adult interaction five days a week which was so great and awesome and necessary. READ MORE

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  • Amazing Portraits of Four Sisters Taken Over Forty Years

    We’ve all seen the photo albums of someone documenting themselves over a period of time, but these four sisters documented something more important than their change in appearance. It’s the evolution of the sisters and the way they inte...

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  • Smooth Colcannon Mashed Potatoes

    I know everyone does cooking videos (I know this because I watch them incessantly!) but when I met Stuart O’Keefe about 3 or 4 years ago, I was totally charmed (as you will be too) and have been wanting to cook with him ever since. He...

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  • Infant/Toddlers

    What I Wish I Had Known When I First Had Kids

    After about a month of sleep deprivation, the question on every new parent’s mind is, “When will my child sleep through the night?!” Then they yawn and doze off while pouring yet another cup of coffee. READ MORE

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  • The "Why" Stage

    I thought that my 3 year-old, the little hummingbird, bypassed the "why?” stage and was becoming overly confident that I would get lucky and be able to avoid that stage. So, of course that means she has embraced the why stage with a wild ...

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  • Monster-In-Laws

    When I met my, then, future-in-laws, things went pretty well. It wasn’t until after my husband put the ring on my finger that everything changed. I mostly have had problems with my mother-in-law. My friends and family say it’s her l...

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