What are you giving your kids’ teachers for the holidays this year? Are you doing anything “extra” in 2021?
The Hunt: The Best Baby Travel Gear
Let’s talk travel gear, readers – what would you advise families with babies and small kids to buy to make their travels more enjoyable?
What Are Your Holiday Challenges as a Working Mom?
What are your holiday challenges as a working mom, ladies? Do you find that because you have kids in the picture you feel more of a need to do seasonal decor (above and beyond a Christmas tree)? Do you find that your diet is under attack because every kid-related event you go to has some … Read More about What Are Your Holiday Challenges as a Working Mom?
Celebrating Halloween as a Mom
2018 Update: We still think this is a fun discussion of celebrating Halloween as a mom (including how old is too old for trick or treating!) — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion about whether you should dress up with your kids for Halloween. With summer weather stubbornly sticking … Read More about Celebrating Halloween as a Mom
The Best Gifts for Kids with Too Many Toys
Does it feel like your kids have too many toys? What have you done about it, if anything? Do you rotate toys so that everything’s not out at once? Yes, it’s a First World Problem, to be sure (too many toys! oh, the humanity!), but if you’ve got kids with too many toys, you know the drill: Stuff … Read More about The Best Gifts for Kids with Too Many Toys
Seasonal Decor — and Working Moms
Ladies, how much do you get into seasonal decor around the house? Do you feel like seasonal decor is harder in some ways for working moms? I’m starting to get into it — when we visited relatives in Texas, my husband’s cousin had the entire house decorated for Halloween, and my older son really liked it. I’m … Read More about Seasonal Decor — and Working Moms
Mamas, Holidays, and Stress
2017 Update: We still think this is an interesting discussion about mamas, holidays, and stress. Since it’s that time of year, you may also want to check out our posts on holiday business etiquette. So: anyone else feel like your head is about to explode? Between buying gifts for everyone, including in-laws, cleaning Casa Griffin for … Read More about Mamas, Holidays, and Stress
Teacher Gifts, Floater Gifts, and More
Holidays bring a special stress for parents: teacher gifts. So let’s discuss, ladies — what gifts are you getting for your child’s teachers, floaters, and other folks? If there is one “group gift” to which you’ve contributed money/energy, are you done with it? Do you feel stress to “keep up with the Joneses” in terms … Read More about Teacher Gifts, Floater Gifts, and More