My babysitter is a rock star: When I return home, the house is cleaned and the kids are asleep. She is worth every. Single. Penny. One night after paying my sitter and kicking off my heels, I asked her about...
Whether spring cleaning is an annual tradition for you, or you’re fighting boredom and cabin fever during quarantine, now’s the time to clean, purge and refresh your home. This year, most people will take spring cleaning beyond simply vacuuming...
COVID-19, “safer at home” orders, social distancing, and student distance learning have caused many working parents to work from home with kids underfoot. I've been working from home for five years. It's a new experience working from home with...
Families are quickly adapting to changes based on current events and COVID-19. Families are learning how to manage school closures, changes to travel plans, and working from home. Some families have caregivers on the front lines as essential workers...
If one more person says, “just stick to a schedule!”, I’m going to scream. We get it. This is wild, and scary, and different than anything we’ve ever experienced before. We’re all just trying to figure things out. Stay...
Most moms weren't prepared when schools announced that our kids would be distance learning for a little bit. We are already stressed with the idea that Coronavirus had hit the United States (and we didn't know if we were...
We've all been in that space, your child is opening gifts for Christmas or their birthday and you're holding your breath hoping it's not a really annoying or messy toy. Then it happens, a relative inevitably gets your child...
My second grader is currently working on a math unit on counting money. This got me thinking about how we teach kids the value of money. The future will likely hold a time where physical coins and bills are...
If you’re showing up late to the Galentine’s Day party with me, here is the gist: It is an unofficial holiday on February 13 (or 14) for girlfriends celebrating girlfriends. You leave your men and children at home and...
We're a few weeks into the new year. A new decade in fact. For some, it’s a fresh start. A clean slate. A moment to start (or re-start) again. I love that feeling of a new year or a...

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You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup 

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As days seem to currently mesh together, I have come to determine during these hectic times, you can’t pour from an empty cup. I...

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