In the past two weeks I’ve read two articles with headlines something like “Tips For Getting It All Done and Being in Bed by 9” and “Productivity Hacks for Moms.” These articles promote spending quality time with their children, while carving out time to exercise, fix healthy meals and get eight hours of sleep. Great! … Continue reading Hiring help is not a “tip” for getting it all done
I always feel guilty for working outside the home, but the summer guilt is especially harsh. I feel like my two boys don't get to have a "real" summer...sleeping in, pool days, doing whatever you want, whenever you want... I've written about it before, but this year seems even worse. My 12-year-old has "aged out" … Continue reading Moms who work: no more guilt
According to this MediaPost article, the newest generation is the Pluralist generation. The oldest of this group is 15, the youngest are newborns. I had always wondered what my boys' generation would be called. I'm a Gen Xer, the generation younger than me is Gen Y or Millennials. My parents are Baby Boomers. So why … Continue reading Plurals
I took the title of this post from this YouTube video. A twitter follower directed me to it after she read my post "Our house circa 1980-1990." I love this video. It made me laugh out loud and nod in agreement. Technology is a wonderful thing. In my lifetime we've gone from cassette tapes and … Continue reading Everything’s Amazing and Nobody is Happy
Advertising. It starts the minute you are born and continues until you die. Advertising geared towards kids is often under fire for its influence and promotion of the latest and greatest toys and unhealthy junk food. This research shows that preschoolers can recognize brand names...that's no surprise. My boys can recite commercials and tag lines, … Continue reading Can the “gross out” factor make our children healthy?