One of the most important tools that you can use to help your children with sleeping, eating, behavior, etc. is setting up a routine.  I know that schedules aren’t for everyone and if it doesn’t work for your family then it just doesn’t work.  But if you are on the fence about making a routine […]

So, things don’t always go as planned.  And that can really stress me out, especially with two toddlers in tow so now when I do something that I’m not so proud of, I just let everyone know that I put on my “Bad Idea Jeans” . During Christmas break, I decided that the whole family should go […]


At book club a couple of months ago, the hostess made the most delicious sweet potato cakes and I have to share them: Crispy Sweet Potato Cakes: Courtesy of Bal Anreson 2 cups cooked sweet potatoes 1/2 cup chickpea flour 1 tablespoon garam masala 1 table spoon grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup […]


It’s not really.  Taking turns and sharing are two different things but in the world of toddlers and parenthood, we need to put the focus on taking turns and take the pressure off of sharing. Let’s look at this from an adult point of view: Taking turns is: I’m using the computer right now and […]


This is a quote from Annie Dillard and it really speaks to me on the first day of the new year. Are our days rushed, stressed and unfulfilled? Or are we able to breathe and enjoy our days? The negative moments in our lives are just a moment, but strung together, they are our lives. There […]