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The Universe, Urgent Care, and You: Turn Your Dreams into Plans

The absolute fastest way to end up at Urgent Care with your three year old is to whisper into the universe, “the kids have been so healthy lately.” The universe has very good hearing and doesn’t appreciate braggarts. And so Read more…


I Brushed My Hair Today: A Mom Journal for Mostly Together Moms – Book Review

I Brushed My Hair Today: A Mom Journal for Mostly Together Moms

You guys! I brushed my hair today. And I have to tell you, these shiny untangled locks look fierce. Or at least they will for about 12 more seconds until one of my kids gets syrup it them. But that’s Read more…


101 Ways You’re Doing Everything Wrong as a Parent (And How to Fix It)

Mother at beach with two small children playing in the water

I came across an article the other day with the title “6 Ways You Are Totally Messing Up As a Parent.” It was a VERY clickable title, for two reasons. First, as parents many of us are secretly worried that Read more…


In this house we hold these flags up high, with pride

Some big concepts are challenging to teach kids. I’ve stumbled as I’ve tried to explain death, serious illness, and pain. I’ve wondered if I am covering kindness effectively or if I am using the right words to explain empathy. Am Read more…


The Summer Birthday Party Game for Kids that Keeps it Simple, Silly, and Under 17 Dollars

Are you a parent throwing a summer birthday party for your kid in the next couple months? Is it stressing you out a little bit because you are already managing three trillion other summer things and spending all of your Read more…


She just turned 3 but she’s always my baby to me

With many thanks to Billy Joel’s She Always a Woman, and with the happiest of birthdays to my sweet girl. She’s Always My Baby to Me She’s got a killer smile, and heart-melting eyesShe can break down your resolve with Read more…


Bringing the Soccer Team Snacks: Advice from a New Soccer Mom

“We’re bringing the soccer team snacks next Saturday,” my husband said casually. It was a casual statement so his tone was appropriate, but for some reason it caught me off guard. “Oh, okay. What do you think we should bring? Read more…