Phew, this summer was fast, furious, and fun! It came up quickly and was over in a flash, and it’s taken me the entire month of September to recover. My thinking, creative brain is mine again, however, I haven’t...
In the long line of behavior-building choices we make as parents, I have found naptime to be a surprising topic of debate and opinion. I mean, people REALLY have opinions about naptime. Do you stick to an unwavering routine, or...
Most people are familiar with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. People picture kids who have ADHD as unable to focus on anything and constantly moving around. They imagine that doctors are quick to diagnose children with ADHD and quick...
My husband and I are both artists and we really enjoy being creative with our daughter. Recently, we’ve had fun with some easy fall art projects. In my most recent post, I highlighted ways to approach making art with young...
When Meghan Markle bravely declared on international news that she was, “Not okay,” after the birth of her first child, I found myself nodding along to the clip, recalling those first few weeks and months as a new mom,...
I don’t know why I thought adjusting to the teen years would be an easy task. I assumed that my girls would just be more independent and happier, while still enjoying being around their mother. It seems as though...
When my boys were small, a mom I didn’t know told me something I will never forget. I was in a knitting shop when she came in with her two teenage boys. They wandered around with her as she perused...
I try to be as open as possible with my daughters about both the physical and emotional symptoms of menstruation. Growing up, I knew nothing about menstruation or the various devices available to manage your menstrual cycle. I never saw...
I will never forget the words the doctor spoke while I was in labor and delivery with my daughter, before I’d even seen her myself: “She has tons of hair, and it’s so blonde!” After her first bath, it was...
One of the hardest times for me as a parent was the year that my son was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. It wasn’t due to the fact of his autism diagnosis, but due to the fact that...
How can we protect our kids from online predators, if we're somewhat clueless about the social media world in which they live?   Several years ago, before I became a mom, I was a juror in an online child pornography...
My pregnancy with my first-born was organized, bullet journaled, and crafted to the extreme. You might say that it was “Pinterest-perfect.” This time around, however, is the complete opposite. While I am preparing for a baby to join our family...
With the current shutdown of schools, including preschools, in Vermont for the remainder of the year, I’ve seen many parents say, “I know what to do with my 2nd grader, but I need ideas about what to do with my preschooler.”  As...
There are many things you can’t foresee when creating a birth plan, but there are two words I never thought I would have to include: global pandemic.  I gave birth during a global pandemic three weeks ago in Burlington, right...

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Each September, when school starts again and subtle hints of fall creep into the air, I get the itch to start filling my weekends...