Busy moms wear many hats — often including being the family chauffeur. As my crew of little ones grew (we’re now a family of six!), I researched vehicle safety and consumer reviews, scouring the Internet for the perfect transporter for our busy, growing family. When I was pregnant, I studied the best-reviewed car seats. When […]
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A big thank you to everyone who joined us for our Family Fun Day Sept 16 at Centennial Park in Waukee. It was a great morning to have fun as a family!
“Did you ever regret being a single mom?” my coworker Teresa asked. She slouched, tired and defeated, wearied by the strain of raising her four children as a single mother. Her question surprised me, and I had to think a while before answering. Because we love our children, mothers usually try to conceal the feelings […]
I’m pregnant with my second child, and this time around I’ve got it all figured out. Hahaha, JK!. I have been searching my baby brain for those things I loved with my first pregnancy, and while we seem to have more than everything we need for baby #2, I’m wondering what I should upgrade. When you’re […]
There is a line in one of my favorite movies, “You’ve Got Mail”, where the main character, Joe Fox, says to his online love, Kathleen Kelly— “Do you ever feel you’ve become the worst version of yourself? That a Pandora’s box of all the secret, hateful parts –your arrogance, your spite, your condescension– has sprung […]
Bedtime – Help Your Child Get Their Best Rest Back to school schedules are in full gear as we settle in to new routines. As parents, you know how important sleep is to growth and development for healthy kids. Here are a few tips to help your child rest for success: What Happens When Your […]
Grocery shopping is one of those tasks that has to be done (people have to eat!) but it’s definitely not my favorite thing do, especially with 3 little kids in tow! There’s nothing I can do to avoid buying groceries, but I have found a way to make it a little easier to fill the […]
Since becoming a mom, I have had several “A HA” moments that have made me gain sheer respect and all the praise hands for my own mom. It sounds so cliché, but understanding the struggles of motherhood were not fully grasped until I had my own children. I am also coming to fully grasp the […]
I have had two kids. I have gone up and down in my clothes size in the last ten years. Even my shoe size has changed frequently. This is not shocking. So I don’t know why I would be shocked that the same jewelry I have been wearing for the last 13 years would suddenly […]
We’ve come to love these characters, and as we prepare for the Season Two premiere on September 26th, we’re left asking all sorts of questions.