SPD DIY: Geoboards

By: Martianne Stanger This post first appeared  in 2012 at the now defunct SPD Blogger Network blog.  I am re-sharing it here since the idea makes for a fun and easy DIY activity that can be adapted to any season.  Plus, it can be made with children and, then, used just about anywhere — in the … More SPD DIY: Geoboards

Tipping Turmoil

By: Jessica Aldred  Having never really worked in the food service industry, I always find myself facing an inner tipping debate whenever we eat out. Is it 15%, 18%, 20%? Is it based on good service or a given? This was more so complicated when we added children to the equation. While eating out happens … More Tipping Turmoil

Picky Eaters

By: Jessica Aldred  Pizza, chicken nuggets (not tenders), cheese, noodles (with cheese) and the occasional hot dog (all slathered in ketchup)- These are the core of my child’s daily menu. I can get him to eat a few other things, but these are the rinse and repeat items on my ‘kids’ menu. When I first … More Picky Eaters

5 Things My Kids Are Good For

June is Men’s Health Month and to celebrate we asked the husbands of our talented mommy bloggers to submit posts and be featured as guest contributors. Keep checking in throughout the month for additional posts from the Signature Dads. ———————————————————————————————————- By: Kevin O’Neill – Heather O’Neill’s Husband So the wifey forwarded me an email from the Signature … More 5 Things My Kids Are Good For

Embracing Summer with Drive-In Memories

By: Sandra L. Churchill  Drive-in movie nights usher in memories of meatball subs and pajama-clad kids climbing on top of the station wagon to watch films under the stars. As a family, we’ve continued the tradition—with a longer drive since drive-ins are few and far between—with our own children. We tote lawn chairs, coolers, blankets, … More Embracing Summer with Drive-In Memories

Surviving Puberty

 By: Tanya Pimental  With the arrival of Spring, soon comes the birthday of my first born. She is a May baby and as I look back at her birth, I can’t seem to come to terms with how fast she is growing up. This year marks her 9th birthday. The last year before double digits. Dare … More Surviving Puberty