Parenting

what we’ve learned

We take a trip every year and it seems like every year we have bigger kids and one new baby. Now, with four, we look like a spectacle moving through the airport. We get people starring, people commenting, and looks of sympathy. We are choosing …

As my five-year-old has cerebral palsy, and uses a push chair for mobility, looking for activities that can be inclusive for him can be a challenge. This week, the spring season of Little League Challenger baseball began. This will be my son’s second season playing. …

When my first baby was born I had a fear of the pacifier. I thought that if I gave it to him he would continue to want it until he finally succumbed to peer pressure on his first night in a college dormitory. I restricted …

Just before Christmas, the wee one, A (’09) and I headed out for some finishing touches on our gift shopping. As we stood in the seasonal aisle she scoped out all the great Christmas goodies: cookies, candy, gourmet chocolates, cocoas, etc. I knew exactly what was …

Being a mom to four children 6 years and under, I get all sorts of comments while out and about. I’ve never let the number of children stop me from living my life. We go places, we do things, we eat out at restaurants, and …

The thought of my girls coming home crying because they had been made fun of at school breaks my heart. This was my reality growing up and I do not wish it on anyone.  I had my great friends, don’t get me wrong…the ones who …

I used to have a tidy house. I used to take pride in how neat and organized it was. I was OCD about how my throw blankets were folded. But then I had kids. My first son was a “happy spitter” meaning ounces of undigested …

(This post contains affiliate links. We only link to products that we truly believe to be best.) With 30 women and 88 (and counting) babies between us, we have a lot of opinions about what a newborn really needs and really DOESN’T need. So we’re …

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