Family Blogs

It's not something on our radar—it's not something we usually worry about until it affects us in some way. It's common to feel like "it won't happen to me" or "it's not something I have to worry about," and then, when the unthinkable happens, and we're personally faced with it, end up feeling a little shell-shocked because we didn't really ...

Read More

Horrifyingly enough, I have been parenting almost a decade now. OK, so it's really only eight years, but I'm rounding up on the account that having children ages you by at least two years, so there. Honestly, I'm not really sure how eight years has flown by so fast or how such a thing is possible, but apparently, all those people are right and ...

Read More

Ask most photographers for their recommendation for the best camera and you will likely get the same answer: the one you have on you. For most parents, this means the camera in their mobile phone. Many mobile phones now have cameras that can produce photos you can be proud to share on social media, or even frame. With a few of the right ...

Read More

When I was pregnant with my son I spent hours online researching the best baby products. I read through safety ratings for car seats and strollers, looked at pricing guides for baby monitors and breast pumps, and pinned endless pages of nursery decor. Before my son arrived we had almost everything we needed for him - his clothes were washed and ...

Read More

When I was pregnant with my first child - just over 8 years ago - I read a lot about what to expect during labor and birth, but had no real idea of what to expect. I was the first of my friends and siblings to have a child and as much as I read I didn't realize how important some things would be. ...

Read More

For my middle son’s sixth birthday, he received a really cool shirt.

I remember it vividly because when he opened the wrapping paper, he said, in his louder-than-should-be-possible-kid-voice, “AWESOME! My first new shirt.”

All of the parents in the room turned their judgy eyes on me. I stammered about how he was ...

Read More

When I was pregnant with my son, I was determined to avoid themes and stereotypes. I decorated his nursery in rich earth tones to promote relaxation, but I didn’t include a single reference to sports, dinosaurs, trains, cars, or anything else considered “boy-ish” in nature. No son of mine would fall into that trap! Be you! Go your own way! ...

Read More

Graduation season is in full swing and as I fill my calendar with open house dates, stock up on graduation cards, and try not to cry about how much money I have to spend this summer, I am also struck by how similar two of the big events in life are: Graduating and having a baby. ...

Read More

I've been a mom of three children for almost seven months now. It's the most rewarding, exhausting, and fun job I will ever have. For me, the transition from 2 to 3 kids was not any more difficult than going from 1 to 2. Now I can't even imagine what life was like without an infant on my hip. Even though adding another member into our family was a ...

Read More

In an ironic turn of events, right before I inadvertently conceived my fourth child, I was on a marriage-improvement mission of sorts. Meaning, although nothing was glaringly wrong with my marriage, my husband and I were definitely facing some of the drudgery of three kids in four years, work, and all that normal-life stuff. One of the biggest ...

Read More

×