The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep – Is it For Reals?

There was a time when we could put our son in his bed at night, and he wouldn’t get out of bed until 7:30 the next morning. Unlike his older sister, he’s always been an awesome sleeper, but lately, we’ve been battling bedtime. In recent weeks, he’s pulled out all the tricks to delay sleep. […]

SIX Ways to Switch Up Your Kitchen Routine with Viva® Vantage®

It’s easy to fall into a kitchen routine. Like the way I use the same bulky colander to rinse fruit when I swear I’m going to switch it up for something that takes up less space. Or the times I promise myself I am going to invest in some sort of veggie scrubber to get […]

Strive for 5 – Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat FRUIT!

It’s no secret that kids need a balanced diet of vegetables, fruits, lean protein and carbs to keep their bodies moving, their brains learning, and their energy levels up. But what if your child doesn’t like… fruit? Well, here’s the good news: 100% Florida Orange Juice counts as a fruit! I had the opportunity to […]

I Am Not Apologizing for My Child’s Nut Allergy

Peanut Allergy Kids

When we make accommodations, we teach others to be compassionate… A friend of mine wrote this the other day as I was ranting on Facebook. A blogger had written a post complaining about schools being “peanut free.” She was concerned that by being a “peanut free” school, school administrators and officials were creating an environment […]

8 Ways Coffee Makes Me a Better Mom


1. It wakes me up.   2. But sometimes just getting out of bed isn’t enough. It REALLY gets me out of bed.    3. It helps me get clean. Because I incentive myself to take a shower by promising me I can have a cup of coffee after.    4. My kids get fed. […]

Create a Sports Survival Kit

I may have overbooked my kids for a variety of fall activities. Before you judge and remind me kids need unscheduled time to play, let me tell you that… a) my kids want to try every and any sport and activity that is offered to them, and b) I am tired of the iPad/TV/Wii fight […]

Places In Which My Son Has Pulled Down His Pants

This is a boy thing, right? Because my daughter never did this. I mean, I guess there is still time, but STILL. I get it, it feels good to BE FREE. But come on, kid! Help me out here! One minute his pants are up, the next they are down and he is ferociously giggling […]

Ski Free at Killington Resort!

I know, you’ve got Spring on your mind. I get it. This winter was rough for a lot of us. Here in the Northeast, we got a ton of snow, lower than low temps and wind that wouldn’t quit. But before you get in a sunnier, warmer state of mind, how about a little more […]

I Finished the Whole 30!

I hate “dieting.” To me, the word “dieting” signifies a start and an end. It means going back to old, unhealthy habits when the “diet” is over, thus negating all the good, healthy efforts you put forth during your diet. When I decided to do the Whole 30, it wasn’t to lose weight (though I […]

Everything You Need for a Newborn in ONE

Graco Pack 'n Play Playard Nearby Napper

When we were expecting our first baby, I had a ton of questions about baby gear – specifically, things related to sleep.Will we need a Pack ‘n Play? Will we need a bassinet? Will we need a co-sleeper? What if we don’t get a bassinet, but then I really want one? What if we get […]