Posts from: July 2012

Playtime Planner: A Star-Spangled Day Off

When a holiday/day-off arrives, most families begin the day with a nice slow start, a “lazy dazy” morning in my house, and everything is all pajamas and pancakes.  Then you quickly realize you have to have a plan to keep everyone reasonably busy and smiling - especially through the witching hours.

Here is my Star-Spangled July 4th Playtime Planner – a list of fun-filled snacks, crafts, snuggles, and stories – even for your littlest one to enjoy today and throughout the holiday weekend.


Posted on July 04, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Sarah Cobb

Parent Perks! Hangin' Out at the Beach

"Can we go to the beach? Pllleassssse?!" Of course this tends to be more of a demand from my 3-year-old than a question. And with the littler one who is now enjoying her new found freedom of crawling, it conjures up all sorts of lists of stuff to bring to keep the kiddos safe and occupied. Followed by these lists are more internal questions: "Will I find parking? How far away from the beach? How hot is the car going to be when we get back to it?" Argh!

List #1: Keep 'em safe: 


Posted on July 03, 2012 at 9:05 AM by Ellie Ander

From Working to Stay-At-Home Mom & Back Again

In just 10 short months I’ve gone from being a full time mom, to a part time mom to a full time mom to a full time working woman. 

Years ago, when having a child was just a hypothetical, I used to think I could never be a stay at home mom.  I’ve always been obsessed with my career and loved to work. Even when I met my husband I made it quite clear that I would love to have a househusband one day.  He knows about my dream of coming home on the train only to find him, with a stroller and...

Posted on July 02, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Elise Jaffe