Should Little Kids Pick Their Own Clothes?


Can you imagine a one-year-old refusing to wear an outfit you selected? Well, that’s exactly what our daughter did when she didn’t want to wear what we picked out for her, and her little brother is no different. The constant tug of war has got me wondering if we should just give in and let…

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Marathon Training With Kids: How to Nurture a Healthy Lifestyle

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When my daughter offered to run the half marathon with me, I was tempted to say, “Okay, let’s do it!” But clearly there’s no way I’d allow my 5-year-old to run long distance. However, after reading the responses to my BabyCenter post regarding 12-year-old LeeAdianez Rodríguez accidentally running the Rochester Regional Health Flower City Challenge,…

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To the People Who Want to Know if I’m Expecting Baby No. 3


From time to time people ask me about baby No. 3. But to be honest, I’ve had my mind set on training for the half marathon these past couple months. I’ve just been way too busy to even think about having another bun in the oven. Speaking of marathon, I’ve managed to complete a 12…

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Video Tutorial: How to Make a Hair Accessory Organizer

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My daughter recently received an assignment to create a recycling project. Since she has a ton of hair bows and headbands laying around the house, we thought it would be a great idea to create a video tutorial on how to make a hair accessory organizer. There’s no need to go out and buy anything…

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Why More Moms Are Crowdfunding Maternity Leave

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When a co-worker told me about The Today Show running a piece on moms crowdfunding maternity leave, the first thing that came to mind was “why didn’t I think of that?” NBC News Correspondent Olivia Sterns spoke with a couple moms from Virginia with a financial dilemma, each facing maternity leave with no support from…

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Train Track Optical Illusion Has People Going Nuts


My son has been playing with toy train tracks for months. It’s wooden puzzle pieces make it pretty easy to put together. It’s also a great toy that helps with his sensory and motor skills. But it never would occur to me that this train track has a hidden optical illusion. I came across an…

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How to Make a Cloud in a Jar


Ever wonder how clouds form? Well, Princess decided to do a science experiment showing how to make a cloud in a jar. Here’s what you’ll need for this this step-by-step cloud tutorial: A jar with a lid Aerosol spray (Most cloud experiments require the use of a match. However, we decided to avoid it for safety reasons. Hairspray is a better…

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Must See Photos: How We Spent Easter


It’s hard to keep up with holiday photos and festivities every year. I thought that things would get much easier once I became a stay-at-home mom, but I can’t say that’s been the case. Freelancing has been a blessing, allowing me the flexibility to fill-in every now and then., but it can also get pretty busy….

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