Vacation with a Toddler

Vacation with a Toddler

With the airline costs going up and up, traveling with kiddos under two can be a bargain! Little ones fly free as a “lap child” or “infant in arms” if they are under two years old. For international flights you have to pay the taxes for a lap...
Saying good bye to the baby stage

Saying good bye to the baby stage

The first year is over now. My baby, the littlest, has graduated from infancy and is a healthy and curious one-year-old. It was little over two weeks ago that I realized that her birthday was coming. First birthdays have always been a huge celebration for our family...
Tips for Traveling with Little Ones

Tips for Traveling with Little Ones

Tis the season for holiday travel. In fact, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the day before Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are the busiest times for long distance travel in the U.S. We want to be with our loved ones for the holidays so we...
Parenting with Purpose

Parenting with Purpose

Parenting with purpose is the compass that guides you on the long road of motherhood. The moment you find out you’re pregnant the decision making starts. Where do I want to go for prenatal care? Will I stay home or go back to work? What should I put on the baby...

We Are Their Windows

As a first time mom it’s easy to get dragged down by the daily grind of mothering small children. Sometimes I lose sight of how truly important the job of mothering is. Yet, each day I have the opportunity to help mold another human being. For a very short time...
Guarding Against Performance Driven Parenting

Guarding Against Performance Driven Parenting

Early on I learned to love thrill of working hard and performing well. In elementary school I struggled with reading. I didn’t understand what was “wrong” with me and felt stupid, insecure, and ashamed because I wasn’t like the other kids....