It can be difficult for busy families to spend some quality time together; parents are often juggling work commitments with keeping on top of household chores, while children may have studies and homework or after-school activities that eat up time. As a result, family time is often at a premium, and on those occasions when schedules combine there is often some activity … [Read more...] about How To Actually Organize Family Leisure
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I gave up on the typical, knee-jerk New Year’s resolutions a long time ago. You know what I’m talking about: lose ten pounds, exercise more, stop eating carbs, blah, blah, blah. They never stick, and frankly, I find it depressing to be so boring and predictable. Besides, you only get the opportunity to make a fresh start once a year; why squander it on promises to … [Read more...] about A New Year’s Resolution You May Actually Keep
I think C-sections have gotten a bad rap. It's not the real way to have a baby. The recovery sucks. You'll always have a scar. True. True. True. But I don't care. Didn't the first time (a year and a half ago), don't this time (2 weeks away). My first baby required a last-minute C-section (thanks to her busy little unborn body tangling her neck in the umbilical cord!), so … [Read more...] about Yes, I’m Actually Excited for My C-Section
The truth is, babies don't actually need all that much. If you think about the work of a baby -- eat, sleep, poop, repeat -- the items required to accomplish those tasks are pretty minimal. So, where does all the excess stuff that fills the homes of new parents come from? Most of the items we acquire in the first year of parenthood are designed for our own comfort, … [Read more...] about Help! My House Is Overrun By Baby Gear
July may be National Anti-Boredom Month (?), but today’s modern mom is anything but bored. The latest Motherly State of Motherhood Survey shows that moms aren’t feeling weary because we’re not interested in our activities. Instead, we’ve got too many activities going on, and we’re feeling weary from sleep deprivation! According to the survey, nearly half of moms report … [Read more...] about Are You Bored? Because I’m Not.