Like many 80s babies I know, I have a solid collection of classic Disney movies on VHS. I'm pretty sure they don't sell VCRs anymore, so it's a good thing that my mom is kind of a hoarder and saved one of my old TVs that has a built-in VCR.
One day I'll tell my daughter about my ectopic pregnancy loss before she was born. Maybe I'll tell her that she was a surprise, born in December, right before Christmas.
Since my kids were toddlers and preschoolers, my husband and I have tried very hard to raise them without gender stereotypes. We've read them books like I Am Jazz, Made by Raffi, Ballerino Nate, and more and had many honest conversations to explain why gender stereotypes shouldn't even exist
Valentine's Day is one of the sweetest days of the year, and it's certainly not limited to romantic relationships! Kids have a wonderful time celebrating the holiday and expressing compassion for friends, family, teachers, and classmates. If your child is doing a Valentine's card exchange
Even though Valentine's Day started as a holiday for couples, over the years, it has evolved into a day to celebrate all kinds of love. Because your kiddos should be as involved in V-Day as a partner - and the beauty of heart-shaped red and pink Valentine-inspired desserts is always best appreciated
For nearly two years, having dinner with my youngest kid looked something like this: We'd set a plate filled with a variety of nutritious foods in front of her. She'd refuse.
Before becoming a parent, the idea of puke, boogers, your parent wiping something off your face with spit, and anything having to do with poop likely grossed you out, which is totally understandable. But after you have your first child, it's like a switch flips and all of a sudden nothing is too
Always the babysitter, never the mom - that's how I've started to refer to myself. I used to think it was funny or clever, but now it feels heavy, as if I'm being weighed down by a life sentence.
Almost nine years into this whole parenting game, I've accepted that almost no kid-related problem, however big or small it might seem, comes with an easy solution. (For proof, please refer to my then-3-year-old son's absolute refusal to poop on the potty for almost a year after he trained himself
In the time that it took for me to walk to the living room to fetch my 2-year-old's water bottle that he stashed under the seat cushions, I returned to what looked like a police lineup in the kitchen. Our marble counters were full of his stuffed animals, lined up, facing out, each one placed shoulder
You'd think with three kids, my house would look like the aftermath of a tornado. But - and I'm not trying to brag - my house is always clean, and it is because of one simple hack.
I think we can all agree that there's way too much focus on women's postpartum bodies, but it's also true that the harshest critic of a woman's postpartum body is often herself. I have surprised myself by the fact that I haven't dwelled that much on my body in the eight months since
The other night, my husband and I nuzzled into our couch after tucking our two kids in for bed. I opened my book and he found a football game to watch on the TV.
If the idea of a cozy soup sounds good but the prep and cooking time doesn't, we've got the solution: Instant Pot soups ! You don't need hours of simmering to make a fantastic soup that will be a hit with the whole family - just an Instant Pot and some delicious ingredients. For busy families
When a friend of mine introduced me to bone broth years ago, I wanted nothing to do with it. The fact that it's called bone broth pretty much turned me off, because eating something made with bones?
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have had enough of their daughter's Postmates habits! During Tuesday's episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan, the daytime talk show host explained that her 18-year-old daughter Lola was getting a little too comfortable ordering food delivery to her New York University
When I was growing up, both of my parents had demanding jobs. We lived in the suburbs and they worked in the city - my mom a court reporter, my dad a lawyer.
My son is now 2 years old and giving birth is still one of the most courageous things I've ever done. While I was in the labor room enduring unbelievable contractions, I developed a new-found respect for every woman that has given birth.
I'll be the first to admit that before I had a baby, a swing was not something I considered to be a newborn baby essential . But once the first few weeks went by and I realized I needed a place to put my daughter that would entertain her budding curiosities, I turned to a friend, who said exactly
Although there are plenty of amazing movies for kids on Netflix already, each month we look forward to the fresh titles that will be added to the service - whether they are brand new or make us feel all of the nostalgia . In 2020, Netflix started us off with a nostalgic batch of family movies and a few
Maybe you're set on achieving career goals and there's no stop in sight. Maybe you're ready to have a family, but you aren't in the financial position you want to be in before you start that journey.