With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s a great opportunity to break from the usual routine and do something special or memorable with your family. In our house, the older kids are already brainstorming ideas for their Valentine...
With Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of commercials about dates and gifts. While some women may swoon over the diamonds, flowers and elegant date night, when given the chance, I put in my request for time to myself.  Life Has...
I welcomed my second child in July and took twelve weeks off from work. Our family was also lucky that for five of those weeks my husband also got to be home as we adjusted to a new family...
"You never know who is swimming in the murky waters of miscarriage" - this quote from an article I read last year still resonates with me today. You guys...I get it. Three times actually. Why are miscarriages so hard to...
As we were hugging tightly under the bedspread, pretending to tremble with fear he told me monsters were coming and we had to hide together. I asked him if we would be okay and he whispered to me “It’s...
The Hope to Breastfeed "I hope I can breastfeed with this pregnancy but I’m not sure. I think people are pretty tolerant about it nowadays, right?” My friend recently asked me this question and for advice considering that she is pregnant...
Cooking Became the Last Thing on my Mind I stopped cooking when my son was born. Overnight I went from making chicken tikka masala from scratch to not having the energy to heat up leftover pizza. In some ways, it...

A Staycation For Mama

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At the beginning of 2019 I felt exhausted, overworked and burnt out. Of course, I enjoyed being a stay-at-home-mom, but being with my children all day, every day was wearing me out. When you add in the fact that...
Lose weight. Save money. Travel more. As my friends pledged their New Year’s resolutions, I contemplated my own. A recent binge of the TV show Scandal brought me to an interesting quote by its lead character, Olivia Pope: “Moments like this...
When my oldest son was 18 months old (he’s now 5), we were brand new to Columbus, I was about 16 weeks pregnant with our second son, and frankly dying of boredom. I’m a stay at home parent, and...

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National Mom & Pop Day – Shop, Eat, and Drink Small...

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There is no better day than March 29th to celebrate small and local! National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day is a day to...