Parent Resource: Cristina Young on Why We Rescue Our Kids

I missed the last Cristina Young workshop I blogged about here because I had sick kiddos at home. This time around I fully intend to be there to gain some wisdom on why we feel the need to rescue our children, and how we can build tolerance when watching them struggle. I know more than… read more

Off The Grid: Living on a Homemade Island

Anybody else back from spring break and wish they lived on a floating man-made island? If it snows again tonight, I’m leaving. x https://youtube.com/watch?v=z9WWzbzevTA%3Frel%3D0%26showinfo%3D0

The Skin Allergy Update

Skin Allergy

If you have been following along on the blog, you’ll remember that just over a year ago I was afflicted with some crazy skin allergies. I saw allergists, dermatologists and my acupuncturist. I was told by different specialists that it might be my dog, and that I should consider getting rid of her. That I… read more

Letting Go of Guilt

Oh people. Has this been a winter or what??? So. Much. Kid. Sickness. Between the croup, and the vomit, and the diarrhea, and then more vomit, and more diarrhea, and more croup, I found a podcast that made me say, “Oh yeah. I needed you today friend.” The theme is about letting go of guilt,… read more

Great Business: The Parent Collective

Any expectant mamas in the house? If so, I am very jealous!!! Pregnancy and childbirth have been the highlights of my life to date. That’s not to say that when pregnant I wasn’t worried, anxious, and terrified for my babies health and my own. When I was expecting my first, I took a pre-natal class… read more

Hilarious Parenting Video

This winter. THIS winter. So many sick people. Have you all had the flu? or strep? or the stomach bug? I mean, this winter’s got to quit! Here’s a hilarious parenting video that a friend sent to me today to help you keep your spirits up on this last day of January. FINALLY!!!!! “Do not… read more

No More Plastic Bags

Last year, my father invited me and my¬† family to participate in a beach clean up off the coast of Norwalk. Within two hours we had amassed a huge pile of junk to be removed from the beach. A few of the odd things that washed up on shore were a toilet seat cover, one… read more

Fabulous Photographer: Jim Westphalen

These works by Jim Westphalen have been haunting me ever since we stumbled upon them in a gallery in Manchester, VT. Vermont is a special place for our family, and much of our time in VT during the warmer seasons is spent visiting local swimming holes and small farms. In his most recent series, Vanish,… read more

Great Buys: Sleepwear

A few months back I was in a bind. I had an early morning meeting and the kids were off school. I ended up dropping my kids at a friend’s house at the crack of dawn. (Thank God for good friends time and time again. 9 years into parenthood I know now more than ever… read more

Parent Resource: Raising Accountable Children with Cristina Young

Most of us parents are coming off of a nice LONG winter break and plenty of time spent with our kiddos. While I am sure there were many wonderful moments… I have a sense that we all had some of those “holy smokes THESE kids!” moments too. For me, and for you, it might just… read more