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Twelve Tells That Your Mom Game is Strong

In an era of social media where mom-shaming and judgmental feedback is ripe across the internet, I would like to recognize the undervalued importance of your mom game.  You may not realize it, but I see you. I see you at the park, in the grocery store, at the library, or around town. You’re trying […]

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SummerOfFunBucketList2017

Summer of Fun Bucket List 2017

One of our favorite things to do at the start of each summer is make a bucket list of places we want to go, and things we want to do throughout the summer. There are so many different ways to put your bucket list together, so find something that’s fun and interactive to do with […]

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Run Away! It's Summer Vacation TIme!

Surviving Summer Vacation

As a child, I never quite understood one line in “it’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas.” You know, the one that goes “mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again?” But as a mom of a school-aged child (and 2 younger ones as well), oh BOY do I get it! […]

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Emotionally Resilient Children

How to Raise Emotionally Resilient Children

Raising emotionally resilient children in a time of helicopter parenting is seriously divergent from the overbearing norm we’ve become accustomed to. You know the parents – they move along the ground under the monkey bars for fear their little one could fall. They apologize on behalf of their child. Or worse, demand apologies from others […]

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The Perfect Pit Stop: 30 Places to Break with Kids in Downtown Portsmouth

I love taking my kids into downtown Portsmouth.  Although, these kinds of excursions take planning; street savvy if you will.  Especially when it comes to food, restrooms, and activities — or as I like to call it, mama’s pit stop essentials.  You see, taking my two toddlers into any public space these days is like herding […]

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