10 Reasons Having the 4th Baby Is Easier Than Having the 1st

Before I had kids and even when I had just my first baby, I glorified mothers of multiple children. “Oh my gosh, how on earth do they do it?” Well friends, now I’m living it and the good news is that it doesn’t get exponentially harder with each addition to the family. There are for […]

Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits in Kids

  Encouraging healthy eating habits in kids. My husband jokingly asked if I’m qualified to write this post. We have processed cereals and I let my kids eat a little sugar every day. We probably could eat more veggies and I don’t think an occasional trip to McDonals is the equivolent of poisoning my kids. […]

Dear Daughter As You Start Kindergarten

Instead of beautiful scrapbooks, my kids have three ring binders of memorabilia that I stick in plastic sleeves. Sorry kids, your stuff is going to be falling out all over you as you make your spouse suffer through looking at your hospital baby bracelet in 25 years. I decided early on that, both for them […]

Camping with Kids

I love the great outdoors and I really want my kids to, too. Before we had our little brood, my husband and I logged hundreds of trail miles to some of the most beautiful destinations in the country while backpacking. We’d carry 35 or 40 lbs of gear in large backpacks on multi-day treks; we’d […]