Written by Jill Hanson My baby turns 1 today. This past year has been full of joy, love, peace, snuggles, and giggles. It has also been full of anxiety, exhaustion, tears, loneliness, guilt, and overwhelm. Motherhood is a wild ride...
As parents, we do our best not to spoil our kids with an overabundance of toys. The fact is in many cases there are people out there who love our kids just as much as we do. Sometimes telling the...
Maybe you’re one of those blessed women who was born into “best-friendship” when your mama and her (somehow also lifelong) bestie got pregnant at the same time and raised you alongside each other. Perhaps you serendipitously stumbled upon your best...
Where are the scissors? Who has the scissors? Why can't I find the scissors? Hello? Who last used the scissors? Silence.I like organization. I like order. It saves time. It creates a LEAN way of living. Every item has a...
My husband and I have been married for 10 years and we go to bed together, at the same time, every single night. I can count on one hand the number of times in our marriage that we have...
New Year's Eve can be hard to celebrate when you have younger kids.  The kids want to stay up late and ring in the New Year with mom and dad, but what do you plan between their normal bedtime...
It’s that time of year again that has everybody reflecting on how the previous year went, things they want to change, or new goals they’d like to meet. It’s always nice to push that restart button that comes with...
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." -Martin Luther King, 1964 Every third Monday in January is set aside to honor...
Christmas season is upon us and one of the best ways to spend cold nights with your kiddos is to snuggle up with some popcorn and watch a festive movie! There are hundreds of movies to choose from (thousands...
  I have always been called the "fun mom" by my friends. We do messy art projects, we dress up every chance we get, and we are naturally very playful. My house is open to the neighborhood kids who run...
Filipino mothers are notorious for their weird traditions, superstitions, and parenting ideas. I spent a lot of my childhood believing that a lot of these traditions and superstitions were 100% completely normal and that they were things all my...
Every year, it seems the holiday season gets here faster and faster, and folks are throwing up those trees and wreaths sooner and sooner.  Don't get me wrong. I love SO much about this time of year. I love the...

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