Family Living

#TopFiveFridays — Binge-Worthy Series on Netflix – Summer 2018

As parents to a ten year old and a six month old, the term “Netflix and Chill” has taken on an entirely new meaning for us. Perhaps not the most productive use of our evening, but by the time both kidlets are fast asleep, we often find ourselves cuddling on the couch watching one of …

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How Pickles, Chocolate, and My Kid Saved Me From Myself

I love food. Unfortunately, like most people, I love all the wrong kinds of food. Don’t get me wrong. I really do love vegetables and fruit. Healthy food is great, and I actually do like the way most of it tastes. But realistically, my desert island pantry would be stocked with chocolate chip cookies, potato chips (likely …

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Surprisingly Useful Newborn Essentials

When you’re expecting, you’re immediately bombarded with list after list after pin after pin of items and devices you absolutely MUST have in order to make your time with a newborn the most precious and magical months in the history of everything. As it turns out, you probably don’t need about 99% of what’s on …

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The Best Way to Keep Your High Schooler on the Right Path: Advice from a High School Teacher

While I may not have a high school aged child just yet, I can tell you from experience that high school can be a make or break time in a child’s life. Navigating adolescence isn’t easy; for both parent and child. It’s a time of self-exploration, boundary-testing, and personal growth. As a high school teacher …

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