Beautifully Illustrated Books for Children

Beautifully Illustrated Books for Children

As a parent to 4 kids, I’ve read a lot of books. I’m a big fan of the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program available at many local libraries. We are 65 books away from finishing up my 2nd kid’s final tally sheet and getting her program t-shirt!...

What Snowflakes Can Teach About Waiting

Today marks the winter solstice. Shortest day, longest night of the year. From here til mid-June, it can only get brighter from here. It can seem like such a long wait when we’re in the middle of the darkness, though. (I don’t do well with the time change...

Tis The Season For Giving

One of the most important lessons we hope to instill in our kids is having a compassionate and generous heart for others. What better time than during the Christmas season to spread some joy and cheer? Even though my kids are on the younger side, I’ve tried to...

A Doula Goes To The Dentist

I’ve heard there are these mythical people who go to the dentist twice a year for cleanings and never have cavities or other issues with their teeth. I’m not one of those people.   The other day, I found myself yet again in the dentist’s chair...

What I’ve Learned About Tongue and Lip Ties

In the online world of parenting groups, certain topics come up that it seems like everyone either has direct experience with or knows someone else who does. In breastfeeding forums when my oldest was born 6 years ago(!), a hot topic was dairy/soy allergies. While...