Parenting, Toddler

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Get Real Advice from Real Teachers

Kindergarten Has Changed Today, five-year-olds are held to much higher expectations than you can imagine. There are rigorous standards, longer school days, more standardized testing, larger class sizes, and less recess and free time than kindergarten students in history have ever had. There’s a huge emphasis on academic achievement and not much time allotted for… Read More Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Get Real Advice from Real Teachers

Marriage

Marriage Counseling was the Best Gift my Husband Ever Gave Me

I am not a flowers and jewelry type of girl. I don’t drop hints about lavish gifts I desire or expect to be pampered on Valentine’s Day. The greatest gift my husband has ever given me is undoubtedly marriage counseling. (I don’t count our kids as gifts 🙂 We made them together!) To me, there… Read More Marriage Counseling was the Best Gift my Husband Ever Gave Me

Baby

5 Pieces of the Worst Advice We’ve Heard For Parenting

  When you become a parent, everyone is eager to offer their opinion on everything related to your children. From feeding to sleeping and playing to disciplining, it becomes difficult to filter out what’s useful for you (and what isn’t). Erica from Inner Parents is here to share 5 pieces of the worst advice you’ll hear… Read More 5 Pieces of the Worst Advice We’ve Heard For Parenting

Baby

Baby-Led Weaning: Is it Right for You?

What is Baby-Led Weaning? Baby-led weaning is encouraging your baby to feed themselves meals and snacks the family is eating. People who exclusively practice baby-led weaning omit purees and never spoonfeed their babies. So instead of cracking open a jar of liquidized pears, slices of fresh fruit are put in front of Baby and he puts… Read More Baby-Led Weaning: Is it Right for You?

Food, Musings

10 Tricks to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays

I love eating! It’s easily my favorite hobby. And during this time of year, yummy food is abundant. Office parties, family dinners, banquets, and buffets. How can you possibly be expected to avoid overeating during all of your celebrations? It always goes like this for me: I see a table full of mouthwatering comfort food and… Read More 10 Tricks to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays

Snacks and Sides

Healthy Gingerbread Cookies: A Gluten-Free and Vegan Treat

This guest post comes to you from a member of my mommy tribe, Ameerah. In addition to being one of my dearest friends, Ameerah is a wife and mommy extraordinaire always in the pursuit of a fit mind and body. Here she is with a recipe for healthy gingerbread cookies for you and your family… Read More Healthy Gingerbread Cookies: A Gluten-Free and Vegan Treat