By KRISTEN THOMPSON. Original story ran in Today’s Parent on Feb. 4, 2018
We’ve all slept in this morning and I’m still groggy from my 453rd straight night of bad sleep thanks to children. With less than 15 minutes to get everyone dressed, fed and out the door, I stagger into my closet and there, in a pristine line, hang my beloveds: Twelve (or so) pairs of black leggings.
I grab a pair—any pair, it really doesn’t matter—and a T-shirt, and I’m instantly dressed, without having put any real thought into it. Which is the point. I don’t have time to think, and yet I don’t want to look like my four-year-old dressed me (I let her do that once, with unfortunate results. It involved a California Raisins sweatshirt). Read more
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Motherhood is a like a swift slap in the face. Don’t get me wrong, it’s really awesome that I have a precious little baby to cuddle with and love on anytime I want, but uh … this isn’t easy. And when teething comes into play, and it’s a whole new ball game. Read more
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It’s 8 p.m., and we’re segueing from the hectic high of the day to the mellow low of kid bedtime. Downstairs, an explosion of dishes is waiting to be dealt with. Upstairs, the kids are begging for a story, a glass of water, a hug, anything to keep us with them for one more minute. Read story
– MOTHERHOOD –
I’m at the pool watching my kid in her swim lesson. I can hear my daughter shriek with and my eyes look up to find her splashing. Then they slide back down to my phone, where I’m emailing my editor. Read story
From C-section grief, to celebrities being shamed for pregnancy weight gain, read more stories on the Motherhood here.
– SENSORY PLAY –
Five days’ worth of Thanksgiving crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers, including pumpkin spice play dough, DIY felt scarecrows, and button pipe cleaner trees. Read story
Busy Boxes, sparkle calm-down bottles and more. Click here for more ideas on keeping little hands (and minds) busy with Sensory activities.
– ALL THE FEELS –
The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and little people across the are preparing for a milestone I’m not sure I’ll ever be ready for: the first day of school. Read story
Why we need to take more pictures of mothers, love letters to my kids, and advice to myself as a new mom – click here to read more posts about Peaceful Parenting.
– HEALTH & WELLNESS –
Figuring out how best to protect our children from the sun can seem daunting. The market is so saturated with sun-safety products, and there’s conflicting information about how best to keep UV rays at bay. Read story
Click here for more blog posts about health, wellness and safety.
– COOL PRODUCTS –
Of all the baby and toddler gear that’s caused me the most stress, it’s sippy cups. I’ve spent a small fortune trying to find the best cup for my kids: the one that doesn’t leak, smash and – most importantly – that they like. Read story
I’ve spent the money so you don’t have to! Click here for more posts about the coolest kids’ products and gifts I’ve found.
– BODY IMAGE & GENDER –
I’m standing in the shower staring forlornly in the mirror, lifting and flattening my belly in an attempt to remember what it looked like four years ago, before babies. Read story
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– GO GREEN –
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