Having a baby and kids requires a lot of stuff. Clothes. Toys. Travel gear. Sleeping and eating accessories. The list is endless. And as I prepared to have my first baby, I realized one thing about all the lists...
This spray, splash, and water park guide was created by Julie Hart and updated by Stephanie Shipman. One of the best places to beat the heat during the dog days of summer is to play in the water! Below...
It’s always a delicate balance - giving your kids enriching summer experiences to eliminate the dreaded “summer brain drain,” while also ensuring they’re having fun and staying active. It’s called summer vacation, after all! If you’ve been struggling to strike...
This is a guest post from Emily Lund, M.Ed., Head of Lower School at Barrie School. When I first entered a Montessori classroom, I kept asking the teacher, “Are you sure they are only three years old?” I observed these...
Last year a friend posted a sweet photo of her and her infant on social media. Captioned “Back to School” mom and daughter were at Starbucks enjoying a pumpkin spice latte and embracing a new tradition of getting out...
This is a guest article from Jacqueline Renfrow.  To the private schools—all of them—that rejected my 9-year-old ASD son. I assumed I had many years before I’d need to worry about the college application process, as my kids are barely wrapping...
This post has been edited, we removed Docatot because it is not safe for sleep. Always use manufacturers guidelines when it comes to their product. Thanks for reading! Last spring, pregnant with baby number three, my cell phone began to...
For many families, social distancing and quarantining have created a whole new world of extended periods of togetherness. That means more snuggles, more playtime, and more family meals together. It also means more pets and more children creeping into...
My daughter has never been a big eater. When we introduced solids at 6 months, she had no interest. At our pediatrician’s recommendation, we didn’t push the solid food too hard, but continued trying for months with no progress...
Working is all I have ever known. I took my first job when I was 14 and have worked ever since! I worked until I was 38 weeks pregnant and returning to work was always my plan. Fast forward 2...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Revolution Foods.  I am always, always looking for ways to get fruits and veggies into my kids (and my) diet. Like a lot of people, I am a creature of habit and my kids...
What are you going to do for school? Are you in a pod? How are you handling work? Have you heard about professional learning pods? How are you managing to do the hard things?These are questions are playing on...
As a new mom, I thought I didn’t need to spend any extra money on a jogging stroller and could really get along with a regular stroller. After giving it a try, I would say if you are planning to...
Join us for BLOOM on Facebook on Thursday, September 23rd at 8 pm for our expert panels and giveaways!!! We are excited to introduce and invite you to Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting Families! We are linking arms with...

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Do you have the need... the need for mead?? Okay, maybe you don't even know what mead is... or a meadery for that matter. Think...