Life · tips

How to creatively organize and display your children’s artwork

Melissa (circa 2012, sans kids) declared that she would never have a million pieces of children’s artwork plastered on her refrigerator and stuffed in random drawers.  As always, life has a way of teaching you a lesson when you say “I will never do this or that.”  As you can guess, my real life in… Continue reading How to creatively organize and display your children’s artwork

Life · Motherhood

3 baby and toddler products you will love

I didn’t want to be one of those high maintenance moms who get suckered into buying every gimmicky baby product on the market.  Once in a while though, I will discover a product that is worth its weight in gold.  Here are 3 of my favorite baby and toddler products that I love and think… Continue reading 3 baby and toddler products you will love

Motherhood

When your child says “go away mommy, I want daddy!” 

There are many tears that are shed along the journey of motherhood, but the phrase “go away mommy, I want daddy” is one that stings profoundly.  My older son, now a four-year-old, has been a bona-fide “daddy’s boy” since he turned two.  I still remember the hurt in my heart when he first screamed “go… Continue reading When your child says “go away mommy, I want daddy!” 

Food · Life · tips

10 tips to help you survive the weeknight dinner challenge

Preparing and cooking dinner every night can be a real struggle, whether you’re a working mom or a stay-at-home mom with little ones.  For most working parents, by the time you get home it’s already past 6 pm, and the thought of making a healthy dinner (that the kids will actually eat) can be overwhelming.… Continue reading 10 tips to help you survive the weeknight dinner challenge

How to · Life

How to protect yourself from the Equifax security breach

As you have likely already heard, on September 7, 2017,  Equifax announced a security breach that impacted about 143 million US consumers.  Unfortunately, both my husband and I were affected by the cybersecurity incident and our personal information (social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, address, and birth dates), was compromised.  In order to protect your… Continue reading How to protect yourself from the Equifax security breach

Education · Life · tips

How to easily set up a college savings plan

We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the cost of attending college in recent years.  Even the relatively affordable state colleges are not great deals anymore due to rising costs of tuition and room and board.  I remember that when I was an undergraduate student at UCLA in the ’90s the annual tuition was under $4000… Continue reading How to easily set up a college savings plan