How to Know if the Easter Bunny Was at Your House

I have a very hard time treating my kids like grown ups. I know this is because I don’t want them to get older, sassy and cynical. It is also because they aren’t adults just yet. I want to keep it this way as long as possible. Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny will continue […]

When is the Best Time of Year to Have a Baby?

I gave birth in each of the four seasons, so I feel I can speak intelligently on this topic. Of course, whenever I meet a pregnant woman, I tell her that her due date is ideal. Ever since I closed shop on my personal baby factory, I feel really badly for expecting women. I have […]

Is Your Toddler Getting Enough Nutrition?

Little picky eaters can leave you wondering if they are getting all of the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. Most small children will have opinions about the food you serve. Smell, texture and appearance can mean as much to them as taste. You don’t want every meal to be a fight, and heaven […]

Babies & Your Boobs

I know anything worth doing in life takes sacrifice. My kids were definitely worth doing, but did I really have to sacrifice my body this drastically?!? I was never anything close to a swimsuit model, but at least everything was where it belonged. B.C. (before children), I was a content and ample 34B. Bras just started […]

5 Ways Art Can Help Your Kids

Check Out These Art Classes for Kids at Visual Arts Center In case you don’t already know, I got my BFA at Pratt in Brooklyn. So maybe I consider art a little more important for kids than some other parents. I love the feeling that making art gives me. And I love sharing that with kids and […]

5 Reasons Art is Important for Children

In case you don’t already know, I got my BFA at Pratt in Brooklyn. So maybe I consider art a little more important for kids than some other parents. I love the feeling that making art gives me. And I love sharing that with kids and watching where their creativity takes them. As parents, most of us tend to fill […]

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep? Find Out.

How much sleep do our kids need? The question is commonly debated by researchers and parents alike. The more, the better I usually say, up to a logical point of course. National guidelines under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend 8.5 hours of sleep for tweens and teens, and at least 10 hours for children ages 5-10. […]

Irish Blessings

The Irish have a long love affair with the spoken and written word. Think of all the wonderful writers who have hailed from this somewhat small island: Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and W.B Yeats. I’ve heard and grown to love these Irish blessings at weddings, birthdays, farewells and funerals over the years. I can still hear […]