I live in the northeast so we get our fair share of snowy days. Some aren’t even necessary but we get them anyway. Whenever there is snow in the forecast, everyone is buzzing with chatter, especially in the mom groups. While the teachers are praying for a day off, moms everywhere are panic-stricken, wondering if

Best Parenting Resolutions for the New Year

When the new year arrives, we find ourselves making lists of resolutions for ourselves. We all know how difficult parenting can be. While we are always trying to be our best parenting selves, sometimes life gets a little crazy and we don’t quite make it. This year, I thought I would do some work in

I used to be the kind of person that spent the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s making plans. I developed elaborate resolution lists. Since I am Type-A, I would make charts and lists trying to create my best self for the new year. Those resolutions and plans were usually pretty great. However, I

Ah the holidays. The time of year when everyone is over-stressed, over-shopped and over-committed. Possibly the worst part of the holidays are the events we feel have turned into obligations. These are events that we feel obligated to attend. I’m no stranger to the holiday insanity (see my 25 days of Christmas post) but over

Every year I try to stay calm as the holidays approach and the anxiety sets in.  I tell myself that we are not going to go overboard with toys and gifts this holiday. I say that we are not going to accept every invitation for every Santa meet and greet/train ride/ or go see these