No Baby Unhugged :: Huggies® Diaper Donation

Our days of diapers are coming to and end. Shayne has been wearing big girl underwear to school for almost two weeks, with minimal accidents! While she is still in diapers at nap time and bedtime, those will be coming to an end soon too. It is very bittersweet to say goodbye to babyhood. As…

It’s JUST Anxiety :: Tips for Stopping the Panic

Let me tell you something about anxiety. There should never be a JUST in front of it. There is no such thing as JUST a panic attack. That's like saying you JUST felt you heart jump out of your chest, you JUST felt you hands go numb to the point of not being able to…

The Beauty of Spontaneity

I tend to over-plan and over-organize often. With so many things on my plate constantly, sometimes the good times end up feeling like a chore that I am rushing through to get to the next task. I have to actually plan to not plan! Ironic...right?  Yesterday we decided to play hooky from everything and packed…

Teaching Responsibilities with PopChart Family

Kolton is FIVE now, and we have been wanting to start implementing a chore/responsibility chart where he can earn rewards. The issue has been how to get him involved and excited in this process. PopChart Family, started by Sara Morris and her family, is a modern and fun behavior management game/app system for families with kids!…

Monterey Bay Aquarium :: The Beauty of the Bay

During the beginning of our trip to Carmel, we knew that we wanted to take the little ones to The Monterey Bay Aquarium. It is such a wonderful educational place for them to learn the importance of protecting our wildlife and also a wonderful place for them to play and discover. The Monterey Bay Aquarium…

Mother and Son Day – The Children’s Discovery Museum

Every couple of months (or whenever I am able to get around to it), I am trying to make it a point to have a special day with my growing boy. I cannot believe he will be THREE at the end of this month and I don't want to miss a moment with him. He…