The Challenges of Dining Out With a Toddler (And Why We Love Ripe Tomato Pizza!)

The Challenges of Dining Out With a Toddler (And Why We Love Ripe Tomato Pizza!)

Remember when you were childless, and going out for dinner meant sitting at a romantic table for two, gazing lovingly into the eyes of your partner as you leisurely sipped at your wine and let the hours stretch out before you as you indulged in deep and meaningful conversation over appetizers and entrees? Remember when [...]

The BBC Broadcast Dad (and Mom) are All of Us

The BBC Broadcast Dad (and Mom) are All of Us

By now, you, your grandma, and your long-dead pet hamster have all seen the video of the BBC News broadcast where a professor's cover gets blown and the world discovers his true identity as a parent who is only pretending to have it all together. Moments after the initial shock of seeing not one, but two children bust [...]

26 Ways to Keep Yourself and Your Baby Entertained on Maternity Leave

26 Ways to Keep Yourself and Your Baby Entertained on Maternity Leave

At first, I named this post, "26 Ways to Keep Busy on Maternity Leave", but I quickly changed that title because I realized that keeping busy on leave isn't really all that hard. There are always tons of chores to do around the house, and having a baby means you are always on the go. I wasn't [...]

I Went on a Vacation Without My Toddler and We Both Survived

I Went on a Vacation Without My Toddler and We Both Survived

Maybe subconsciously I was feeling a bit guilty about leaving my son to have some time to myself, but I don't think that it's fair for moms to have to feel this way. Being a mom brings me incredible joy, but it's important for me to remember that, while it's a part of my identity, it's not the only thing that defines me. I'm allowed to do things for myself and have time alone; it helps me to appreciate the time that I do spend with my son and not take those moments for granted.

Dear PAW Patrol: I’ve Got a Few Questions

Dear PAW Patrol: I’ve Got a Few Questions

To be totally honest, as far as children’s television goes, PAW Patrol is not so bad. The storylines are entertaining enough, the dogs are cute, and the ever-important themes of trying your best and working hard run rampant. That being said, watching this show on a fairly regular basis has started to get me wondering about a few things, and I felt that a blog post would be a good place to get them off my chest.

I Hope I Don’t Forget

I Hope I Don’t Forget

For 2017, the main resolution that I want to keep for myself is being more present and mindful. Life goes by so incredibly fast, and each moment that passes can never be brought back. There are so many things that I don't want to forget that I've decided to keep a list for myself. A [...]

The Dos and Don’ts of Parent-Teacher Conferences

The Dos and Don’ts of Parent-Teacher Conferences

I am a teacher. I am also a parent. Because my son is only one, I have yet to attend a parent-teacher conference from the other side of the desk, but I know that in about 4 years, they will become a thrice-annual part of my life. Because I'm a teacher, I've begun to stockpile advice for my future self to be mindful of when attending these thrilling events, and I thought it would only be right to share these little tidbits with all three of you reading this post. So here you go.

How to Make a Social Media-Worthy Journey Through Your First Year of Parenthood in 8 Easy Steps

How to Make a Social Media-Worthy Journey Through Your First Year of Parenthood in 8 Easy Steps

Finding out you're pregnant is a terrifying emotional and wonderful experience. Although there are few things as nerve-wracking as trying to shoot pee onto a tiny stick held in your shaking hands in the shadows of a dimly lit bathroom on Christmas morning (that was my experience, anyway) this is actually one of the easiest steps of the journey [...]

The Perks of Being a Dad-Flower

The Perks of Being a Dad-Flower

Moms - have you ever wished that you could spend one day in the life of a dad, just to see what it's like to do the things you never get to do? You know, like peeing standing up and saving the dishes for an undisclosed amount of time only vaguely referred to as "later"? Sometimes I [...]

I Dropped My Baby off at Daycare and Went on Dates for a Week

I Dropped My Baby off at Daycare and Went on Dates for a Week

When you live in a city without retired parents to help take care of your kids, daycare is a lifesaver. When you have time off of work, and want to squeeze in a few day dates with your husband, daycare is also a lifesaver. I didn't always understand this, but I do now. Back when [...]