I previously wrote about my experience breastfeeding through a pregnancy and tandem nursing my first and second children. At the time, I was entering the third trimester of my third pregnancy and - PLOT TWIST - unbeknownst to me,...
Are you a new mom returning to work? Here are six essential tips for a smooth transition to prepare for your return to work as a new mom. 6 Tips for Returning to Work After Maternity Leave 1. Prepare Emotionally for...
Traveling with an infant seemed stressful at the time. I hate to say it, but traveling with a toddler is worse, in our case. My son usually slept peacefully through flights as an infant, but as a toddler, it’s...
I'm expecting a baby at the end of June, which means that I'll be on maternity leave for the majority of the summer. I'm looking forward to this, since I was on maternity leave for most of the winter...
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...
Thoughts of a first-time mom As a first-time mom, there is always anxiety that creeps in. The constant paranoia: am I doing enough? Is this right? Will my kid need therapy later? Several of these insecurities started during my pregnancy. My...
We are grateful to have had tons of children's books before our son arrived. Friends gave us books in addition to clothes and regular baby gifts at baby showers. When we brought Junior home, family friends whose kids I'd...
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The tale: "Breast is best" It was my last day of maternity leave with my youngest, Annabelle, a feisty 4 month old who hated car rides.  On my way to meet her dad for lunch at the mall, in typical Annabelle...
My husband and I moved to Virginia when our second daughter was almost a year old. Having two young children and living away from close family was manageable. It was easy for us to visit our families back in...
Toddlerhood is full of big and small transitions. There are always new, perhaps exiting or scary, transitions for toddlers to process. While there is no quick fix or magic wand to wave away the difficulty of these transitions, I've...
Black History Month is a beautiful celebration of the accomplishments and contributions to the American Culture by African Americans. Over the past couple of years, we have enjoyed this learning experience with our oldest son as he entered his...
Are you looking for affordable, easy to use, accessible tutoring for you child? GoPeer Tutoring to the rescue! GoPeer is a 1:1 online tutoring service with advanced classroom experiences built into their platform. They offer a robust selection of tutor and...
This is an article written in partnership with Libby Bianchi.  Ah, the wonder of bringing a baby into the world! It’s an amazing feat. Truly. And it’s intense and stressful. All the things wrapped up together. Throw COVID in the mix, and it...
I'm going to be real with you. I did not read the book How to Talk so Little Kids will Listen. Audiobooks are sometimes easier when you have kids. I engaged in one of my book club cheats and listened to...

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Chanukah? Hanukkah? Either Way – Let’s Celebrate!

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It’s almost here: the Festival of Lights. Chanukah starts at sunset Thursday, December 7th and ends at sunset, Friday, December 15th. Time to stock...