Chasing Frogs

By: Jessica Aldred Today I walked barefoot through the mud. I dropped small rocks in big puddles. I watched a wide-eyed little boy study a caterpillar and startle at the sight of a frog jumping. I watched a toddler experience nature, get filthy and squeal with delight. Despite an entirely too busy life, I took … More Chasing Frogs

Potty Chronicles

By: Tanya Pimental  My strategy for eliminating diapers likely differs from most. I learned so much from first born in regards to potty training.  Honestly, I thought she’d go off to middle school wearing diapers.  I felt so much parent shame.  It made me truly unravel at times. She’s a smart and sweet 9 year … More Potty Chronicles

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

Play Ball!

By: Jessica Aldred  Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the crowd…bring me a screaming 1 year old and bored preschooler and my days at the ball field are anything but enjoyable. This year is especially difficult as the baby is on the verge of walking- yet insists on crawling laps … More Play Ball!