It looks like this summer will be filled with some awesome local Vacation Bible Schools! ...
I don’t know about you, but my kids LOVE fruit. Veggies, not so much. (Constant battle, ...
It’s hard to believe, but summer is just weeks away. No matter how old (or ...
In January and February 1969, the waters off the coast of Santa Barbara, California experienced the ...
The dogwoods and redbuds bloom, families come out from winter hibernation, and the festivals come alive ...
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The sun is shining, the birds and chirping and the smell of freshly cut grass ...
I’m doin’ this alright? You’re probably gonna cry all night, I know this can’t be ...
A year ago, if you asked me to describe my strengths as an employee, I’m sure I could make a list that would make me look decent in any job interview. If you asked me my strengths as a wife, I’d make a lot of jokes, ignore anything too mushy, and make a list of […]
Summer is finally here! After what seems like weeks of a tease from summer with off and on cool temps, I think the warmer temperatures are here to stay! Since having kids I have grown to have a love/hate relationship with summer. I love the more laid back feel, fresh food, living in jean shorts […]
Sketches courtesy of Taylor Thompson Mama Bear (mɑ•mə bɛr); Et Matrem Ursus Habitat: Mama Bears are remarkably adaptable. Found on every continent in every climate, the only conditions this magnificent creature cannot tolerate are those in which their partner is in control of the thermostat. Temperament: Varied. Typically easy-going unless threatened. Intelligent and resourceful, capable of extreme multitasking. Best […]
Setting up your child’s first dental appointment can be confusing. Parents often ask – does my child really need to see a pediatric dentist? Wouldn’t my family general dentist do just as well? The truth is that children have specialized dental needs that are distinctly different from those of adults. Here are four reasons why […]
Hello, all you fabulous mamas out there. My name is Marisa and I’m thrilled to share my latest, greatest and thrifty DIY project. Are you one of those gals who thinks you don’t have a crafty bone in your body? Are you so busy chasing after your kids, or trying to clean spit-up off your shirt, […]
Oy vey. It’s summer break. Time escaped me and I didn’t prepare for summer break like I wanted to. I didn’t hide away in a corner with a glass of wine and a chocolate bar, sobbing that school was almost out. Just kidding. Maybe. So I am on the lookout for fun activities to keep […]
Everything you need to know before taking your first class at NEIGHBORHOOD barre. First and foremost, showing up is half the battle, so we have created this step-by-step guide to make the other half a little easier for you. Starting with expelling common myths about barre class. You do not have to be ‘SKINNY’ or […]
Trader Joe’s knows how to run a grocery business. I have shopped at a lot of grocery stores, but TJ’s has been one of my favorite shopping experiences. I almost feel like I’m wandering around on a tropical island (insert employees with Hawaiian shirts) rather than roaming grocery aisles. From the music to the eye-catching artwork, it’s […]
Congratulations, mamas, you have made it to the end! School is officially out in most of the area, and any stragglers are not far behind. For most families, this is the long-awaited and much-needed reprieve from the relentless routine of early morning wake-ups, late nights of homework and extracurricular activities, and endless obligations for class […]
It’s hard to believe, but summer is just days away. No matter how old (or how young) you are there is just a certain something about summertime. Just ask Olaf. Or the Fresh Prince. Freedom, adventure and relaxation. Sigh. For many families (including mine) that means hitting the road for vacation. The beach is a popular […]
It has truly been both the best and the worst of times. The exhilaration, the taste of emancipation, the success, the celebration… oh, and the poop. I can honestly say that I have never felt the full extent of the triumphs and tribulations of being a MoM (Mom of Multiples) until it came time to […]
I remember the first time it really sank in that I was physically different than a lot of adult women my age. I was well into a relatively easy pregnancy with my second child and managing a high end retail store in the mall. I never gained enough weight to put me in anything bigger […]