healthy living

The Everymom’s Guide to Eliminating Screen Time

Confession: I love television. No, really. I love television. I come from a long line of television lovers. Sitcoms in particular bring up happy memories for me. I grew up happily gathered with my parents and siblings around episodes of Cheers and Seinfeld, and then Everybody Loves Raymond. I could watch marathons of The Golden Girls and Frasier as a teenager, and as… Continue reading The Everymom’s Guide to Eliminating Screen Time

parenting

Surviving a Threenager

God bless the parents of three year olds. After parenting four of them over a decade, I feel confident in saying that the threenager phenomenon is, in fact, a thing. And it is a really, really, exceptionally challenging, frustrating, and gloriously invigorating thing. If you are parenting a threenager, or if you have an eventual… Continue reading Surviving a Threenager

healthy living

Unlike, Unfriend, Unfollow

I have a confession to make. I’ve written a ton here about taking a sabbatical from social media, and it’s pretty clear to me that my mental health is usually in a better place when I’m not spending my free time scrolling mindlessly through the events of everyone else’s post-worthy lives, but…I’m also at a… Continue reading Unlike, Unfriend, Unfollow

healthy living · parenting · pregnancy

My Hygge Homebirth

  It’s been six weeks, and I know if I don’t get this story written soon I’ll forget all the glorious details that I definitely want to remember forever. And you guys have been waiting for this haven’t you? I mean, I can’t possibly be the only birth story junkie out here, right? Well, here… Continue reading My Hygge Homebirth

homeschool

Homeschooling in the Hard Times

Well friends, we are about 1 week out from baby #5’s due date, and I’m in the final stages of planning for the days ahead. The fourth trimester is always the toughest for me (total transparency: I love babies, but the new baby stage is just not my fave), and I find that I need… Continue reading Homeschooling in the Hard Times

parenting

Navigating #metoo and cultivating boundaries with kids

I don’t know about you guys, but the #metoo movement has become a pretty big topic for conversation in our house. As a mom of both boys and girls, and a wife to a husband who had some wild times in college, and a parent in a house that has grown more and more into… Continue reading Navigating #metoo and cultivating boundaries with kids

healthy living · life · mental health · parenting

Making and Holding Space

Happy Friday, friends! If you’re like me, you’re watching the summer come to a close (maybe with a tear in your eye? and also a sigh of relief at the sheer exhaustion of an eventful few months?) and doing your best to will the fall weather here ASAP. Were I in my typical mid-August routine,… Continue reading Making and Holding Space