These years go quickly, don’t they? They’re filled with so much fun and wonder — some of it captured by photos, some of it captured by videos. But there’s more than just the pictures, and I’m such a sentimentalist I want to memorialize and remember all of it: the quotes, the daily schedule, the obsessions of the moment, … Read More about A Mom’s Guide to Remembering the Little Things
If you’re anything like me, you’ve become obsessed with Amazon Prime. (I think it was the substantial savings on diapers — and being able to easily subscribe and get new deliveries — that did me in, but I’m not sure.) I was intrigued by last year’s first ever Prime Day, Amazon’s huge summer sale event, but ultimately underwhelmed … Read More about Tips for Amazon Prime Day
Ladies, here’s a fun open thread for today: how did you lose the baby weight? If you haven’t yet (but have tried), what do you think the reason is? Have you discovered any new great recipes or workouts you love along the way? For my $.02, I’m still struggling, I guess with weight that I … Read More about Losing the Baby Weight
Commenters on Corporette were just discussing how one mom should spend Memorial Day weekend with her husband and child away, and I thought this would make a great fantasy open thread over here. What would you do if you had an entire day (or 3) to yourself? Would you shop? Travel? Get together with friends? Spa it … Read More about Mommy, Free Time, and the Weekend: How Would You Spend It? (Fantasy Open Thread)
I was just talking with one of my mom friends about my best tips for flying with kids and thought it might make an interesting discussion over here. So ladies, what are your best tips for flying with kids? Have you found that different things worked when they were babies, then toddlers, then kindergartners and beyond? You may want … Read More about Tips for Flying with Kids
2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion on working moms, playdates, and introverts — but you may also want to check out some of our other discussions on mom friends. As proud mama to a 4.5-year-old, I’m just going to come out and say it: I’m in playdate hell. To be clear: I like … Read More about Working Moms — and Playdates
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion about friends with MLM businesses — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent discussions on mom friends. Do you have any close friends taking part in MLM businesses like Younique, Rodan + Fields, Beachbody coaching, or more? Are you doing it … Read More about Etiquette Fun: Friends with MLM Businesses
What are your best tips for renting a vacation house or Airbnb with kids, ladies? Whether you’re doing Airbnb, VRBO, or another sort of rental, planning and executing the trip can feel like a full-time job in and of itself. I shared a vacation horror story a week or so ago on Corporette — we rented a small … Read More about 3 Tips for Using Airbnb — with Kids
2017 Update: We still stand by this thread on grandparents as caregivers, but you may also want to check out our newer discussion (a guest post by a manager mom in Houston!) who has a “granny as nanny” situation. We’ve talked about childcare pros and cons, but we’ve never directly talked about childcare with family … Read More about Grandma the Babysitter: Grandparents as Caregivers
It is my eldest’s birthday today (happy 4th, Jack!), so I thought it might be a great time to have a discussion about birthdays, toys, and experiences. More and more of my friends are telling me that they are purposely not buying presents for their kids, and instead planning experiences like trips, concerts, etc. At 4, he’s … Read More about Toys, Birthdays, and Experiences
How do you find time to spend with your kids? How long each day do you have with them? I can’t find the original article, but there was a story a while ago where a female CEO was quoted as saying that the 15 minutes she spent with her children were the best 15 minutes … Read More about “The Best 15 Minutes of My Day”: How Do You Find Time to Spend With Your Kids?
It’s (somehow) that time again: the end of the school year, and that means it’s time to find gifts for your kids’ teachers. But what sort of present should you give? An edible gift? A gift card for Starbucks, or Amazon, or Target? A gift card to buy classroom supplies? A handmade present from your child? It can be a challenge … Read More about What Are the Best Gifts for Teachers?