By: Cheryl Maguire When I received the invite to my nephew’s, pirate party I was worried. The event was being held during the wintertime at his house so all the five-year-old kids would be cooped up. How would over twenty kids be entertained in a small area indoors? Would I hear so many chaotic … More Secrets To Throwing An Epic Birthday Party On A Dime
By: Martianne Stanger “Um, ma’am, your child has a knife!” A concerned middle-aged man stopped to tell me at the top of the Blue Hills years ago when my then four-year-old son was carefully slicing an apple. “Yes, I know.” I smiled. “He’s helping prepare our snack. He’s been using knives since he was two.” … More Knives, Axes, and Fire, Oh My!
By: Tanvi Maharaja The human foot is made of 33 joints. It is supremely adaptable to various terrains and is designed to provide mobility with stability. The number of different positions it can move into, the different muscles it uses, the ligamentous and capsular support it has been endowed with are actually pretty mind-boggling. … More RESILIENCE IS YOU!!
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: 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: Deirdre Littlefield God is a part of my everyday life. I talk to him often, thank him and ask him for his help. I often wonder, Why does it feel weird to say his name in regular conversation? I’m not sure who believes in him so maybe I’m afraid to bring it up. Life … More Why Is It So Uncomfortable To Say God?