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Parenting

Okay Fine, I’m the Messy Parent

You know how you see those posts on social media from moms sharing their house-cleaning woes? The ones where their husband’s dirty socks didn’t make it all the way to the hamper or where they leave their husband with the kids only to come home to paint on the dog and teetering dishes in the […]

Food

Fresh and Simple Baked Stuffed Apples for Dessert

Apple picking is one of our favorite fall activities. The only trick to apple picking is using up all the apples when we come home because we tend to pick more than we need. We keep some for lunches and apple pie in a jar, and we always keep plenty on hand to make our favorite dessert, […]

Your Health

24 Reasons Why I Didn’t Get To Meditate Today

In the dead of night while Googling the simple ways to be a happier and calmer person, I may have found myself stumbling upon the benefits of meditation. Given the fact that I have three kids, I’m pretty desperate for a bit of calm and peace. The idea of quieting my mind is certainly alluring […]

Parenting

The Lies All Moms Tell Themselves on The First Day Back to School

Honesty is the best policy—unless you’re trying to comfort yourself amidst the madness of back-to-school. Moms are the worst offenders because we’ll assure ourselves of pretty much anything in order to check something off of our To Do Lists. We are the planet’s biggest optimists until the first day of school is actually happening, because […]

Parenting

21 Things I Definitely Do Not Recall Putting in My Purse

Graduating from functional diaper bags to their way-cuter cousin the handbag has a way of making moms feel like they’ve successfully leveled-up in parenting. You can finally step up style-wise, getting around with the bare necessities in something fashionable instead of a fugly, many-pocketed beast bursting with sherpa-level just-in-casies. You think you’re finally free, finally […]

Parenting

The Ten Moms You’ll Meet at School This Year

It’s that time of year again. School is in session, fall is on the horizon, and a crisp sense of possibility permeates the air. It’s not just the scent of pumpkin spice and school supplies—it’s the promise of new opportunity. There are new teachers and new classmates. New rules, and, yes, new moms you’ll encounter […]

Parenting

The Five Stages of Getting Through the Last Month of School

You may have noticed recently that your emotional wellbeing is a bit tumultuous. You’re ready to change the locks while the kids are outside one minute, and get weepy while watching them eating cereal the next. Simply look at the calendar and you’re understand why this is completely normal behavior: it’s the last month of […]

Parenting

21 Things That Happen Once You Put a Kid to Bed

The day is over. The moon is hanging in an inky sky. Adorable yawns stretch sweet lips and rumpled pajamas have been on for a while now. It is time for the little ones to go to sleep. You take their hands and lead a parade to their bedrooms. One by one you go through […]

Parenting

Women’s History Month: Meet Rose McInerney

March is National Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions women have made to society. For an entire thirty-one days, we highlight and salute women who are making strides and shattering norms. This Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look at some everyday moms who inspire us. They are truly powerful, […]