I grew up around music. My grandfather played guitar every day. I can still remember his voice singing folk songs he heard on the local radio station in Puerto Rico. I was introduced to the recorder, the bells, and...
A year into the pandemic, we are starting to hit a stride of staying at home. We went from organized activities just about every day of the week to being home most of the time. Now, if we go...
          April is Autism Awareness Month, but Autism Awareness is every day for us. My son Aiden was diagnosed with Autism at two years old and for the most part, I feel like my whole...
I just want to know what happened to supporting other Moms. Prior to 2020, we actually liked each other. We didn't have to personally know other moms on social media, but we could applaud them and cheer on their...
Let’s be honest: “It’s been a tough year” is an understatement. We suddenly became remote school teachers, our kids have been in school inconsistently--in person, hybrid, virtual--it’s been a lot to juggle. And we have become masters of managing...
No matter how early I start browsing holiday décor or making mental gift lists, I still find myself zipping around the local drug store last minute scavenging for odds and ends to stuff in baskets or stick under the...
  Ahh, Mother's Day! The one day where the spotlight is on us. A "freebie day" if you will. The one thing that I look forward to are restaurants that offer Mother's Day brunch. It is here for 2021! Here...
Dear Lovebug, As the applause fades and you walk through the doors of elementary school for the last time, please forgive me as I cry. I know that you are excited for summer and for middle school to start. But...
Kids have many growth milestones. The first tooth, the first step, the first word, and probably the most sought-after, the first full night of sleep. When it comes to age, you hear of reaching "double digits" and the often-dreaded...
When my middle skittle was four, we had a doctor’s appointment. During the visit, my son was just all over the place. It was totally normal for him. He tried to open all the doors to all the rooms...

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