Family Blogs

About twice a week after I pick my "big" kids up from school, I drag them to the gym with me. And while a little piece of me feels incredibly guilty for making them sit in the little side room or playroom that my gym has that really is very tiny because it's a small gym, I tell myself that it's important to take them. If the gym happens to be ...

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Flowers. Chocolate. Brunch. These are the things that Mother's Day gifts are made of. But in my mind, there's no better gift than a book. The chance, and the excuse, to curl up and relax with words and thoughts and tears and laughs makes me swoon. And when it comes to books that make great ...

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Ohhh ,expectations. Nothing teaches you to let them go quite like having a baby. Before my son was born I dreamed of calm, peaceful newborn snuggles, bought mommy and me workout DVDs, and wondered why my OBGYN instructed me to wait six weeks after giving birth before hitting the gym. I planned to utilize my maternity leave to re-organize my home, ...

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Despite all the nonsense that tries to pit parents against one another, the truth of the matter is that we're all in the same boat. We're all facing the challenges of parenthood and trying to do our best to love our kids and not completely screw them up in the process of parenting them through childhood. We're all worrying about food and the ...

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Five months after my husband and I got married, we fulfilled a life-long dream and adopted a dog from the local shelter. Our puppy was a ten-week-old ball of fluff whose sweet and playful attitude quickly won over our neighbors and friends alike. In her first three years of life, she was pampered. She had clothes for every season, treats with ...

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I love strawberries. I love them in every form—fresh, slathered with cream, as an accompaniment in my breakfast of Greek yogurt and honey, in desserts, and in my baking.  My 2-year-old loves strawberries as much as I do, but he's not a big fan of ...

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Being a mom can be hard work, and having the responsibility of feeding your children healthy and nutritious meals is a daily part of the challenge. In fact, in an interview with nutritionist Kate Geagan, she said that the top two reasons that go into meal choices that millennial moms make for their kids are time and convenience. So if you're ...

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Whether you're a runner or you live in a neighborhood with shitty terrible sidewalks, strollers that can handle some bumps without driving you or your baby mad are a near must-have. Plus, what better way to shed those post-baby pounds than running/jogging/walking your way around, while still spending QT with your new little bundle of love! Here's ...

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I love baby names. It's one of my favorite first-things to do during pregnancy, and often I have a name chosen for my next baby before I am even pregnant. I have a love for the unusual names and especially the names that have some sort of meaning to the parents. I take into consideration ...

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As Ryker approaches a year, I have started to think about all the milestones that occur around then. Ready or not (I'm so not!), his first birthday will be here soon. One of the milestones is the transition from breast milk to cow's milk for daycare. Much like with my ...

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