‘Tis the season for giving! While this statement conjures up images of Yankee Swaps, Black Friday crowds, and the old man in the red suit, it also means helping those less fortunate… than ourselves. Some families have a holiday tradition of volunteering at a soup kitchen. Others make yearly
Wow, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. And boy does my family have a lot to be thankful… about. We live in a town in New Jersey called Bayonne. The Bayonne Bridge connects Bayonne, New Jersey to Staten Island, New York. We weathered Hurricane Sandy; perhaps you have seen pictures
As a preschool teacher and mom to a crafty three-year-old, I’m always working on some sort of kids craft at home. This month, we are having fun getting ready for Halloween. Today I’m excited to be here from Brie Brie Blooms… for the first time to share an easy
For years these words scared me to death, “What was it like when you were little, mom?” I would feel silly, tongue tied and put on the spot when my children asked me about my childhood. I wanted to tell them sweet, endearing stories from my life… when they
We did it! We just saved 10,000 lives. How? Who? Let me share…
Over the past 30 days, I participated in the United Nation Foundation’s Shot@Life’s Blogust: Blog Relay for Good…. Thirty-one bloggers each took a day to write a blog post. Yesterday’s, for example, was written by my
Last summer, I shared some ideas for doing acts of service involving the word “time.” Some of them were pretty good, I thought, like the suggestion to vote for a community to receive a free fruit orchard through CommunitiesTakeRoot.com, Dreyer’s Fruit Bars, and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. …
Do you want your child to sleep later tomorrow morning? It sounds like a silly question. Of course you do! Thankfully, there are some simple things you can do that will make a BIG difference.
4 Ways to Get Your Child to Sleep Longer
1. Get Blackout Shades…
In the weeks leading up to having my second child, I felt a building guilt that came out of nowhere. Why would I ruin our perfect family… by bringing the inevitable upheaval of a newborn into the mix? Why would I change anything when everything was going so well?
Writer and spiritual activist Marianne Williamson once said, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not… to be? You are a child
My daughter started at a Parent’s Morning Out program when she was just a bit over two years old, and I did not have ANY idea how to be the mom of a kid in school…. In fact, in what is probably my most humiliating moment as a mom,