By: Sandy Churchill When my children were small, dinner prep seemed to rob time at, “the bewitching hour”—where babies fussed, toddlers required more attention, and school-age children needed help with homework or rides to karate, soccer, and rehearsals. The idea of sparing 30 minutes or more each night to make dinner seemed unreachable many days … More Crockpots: The Mommy Time-Saver That’s Still a Winner
By: Cheryl Maguire Are you feeling nausea during your pregnancy? If so, I feel your pain. It has been over ten years since I was pregnant, but I still remember that awful queasy feeling. During my first pregnancy with twins, I experienced morning sickness all day. In fact, I felt the most sick at night … More How to Combat Morning Sickness
By: Kathleen Blandin February 1st, is a day about women’s health. It’s about realizing your worth and the cherished ones around you as well. It sheds light on focusing on YOU and your female companions and to ask yourself, am I doing the best that I can? The American Heart Association (AHA) has titled February … More Go Red for Women Day—What does it mean?
By: Heather O’Neill Our kids are growing up in a very trying time. The world they are growing up in is so very different than the one we did. In their lifetime, it has been proven to be unsafe to fly on an airplane, go to the movies, shop at a mall, sit in a … More How to Support Our Nervous Kids
By: Barbara Schwartz The baby’s crying, you haven’t slept for more than two hours straight in a month and you have no idea when you showered last. Welcome to motherhood! For the next eighteen years, your child is your top priority. You will work around their schedule. You’ll sleep around their schedule. You’ll eat what … More The Changing Role of Parenthood
By: Sandy Churchill Traditions can be a messy business around family and friends, because we all have different ‘sentimentality meters’ as well as perspectives on time, togetherness, and scheduling vs. spontaneity. At our house, we often say if it doesn’t make it on the calendar, it won’t happen. That is not to say we don’t sometimes … More Embracing New Traditions
By: Jennifer Lonergan As I sat down to address my holiday cards this year, I did as I always do and got out my address book. I opened up to the A’s and began. When I got to a name that, last year addressed to, “Mr. and Mrs.,” but now only goes to, “Mrs.,” I … More Planning Through the Years