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Kat Spitzer The Happy Hypochondriac

The Art of Childfree and Parent Friendships

I am about to go on a trip with dear girlfriends. What a treasure to have close girlfriends! Mine are a combination of childfree women and moms. Before I go, I’m inspired to say a few words about friendships that do not have children in common.  ...more

Cooking Confessions - Brunch with my Bunch!

One of my favorite Blogs - Baby Bunching focus on the trials, tribulations and joys of raising a "bunch" or kids born less than 2 years apart. Since that pretty much defines my life for the last 7 years, I'm an avid reader and get a kick out reminicing to a time when my bunch was more chaotic. Like, um, yesterday.Something that was a huge adjustment was mastering the art of socializng avec les enfants....more

Younger and Older -- Crossing Generations Builds Astonishing Friendships

I went to a birthday party honoring a serious transition -- a landmark, and even for a successful young mother with three kids, it had an impact.  So what did her sweet husband do?  He made her a present, with the help of his 5 year old son.  I don't want to violate their privacy with a description; just know that it was something that only someone who knew her well, and loved her, could have given her....more

My Love Affair with Owls & knick knacks

So as you know, or some of you may not actually know, I love owls.I love them because they seem magical in a sense, they are so striking to look at, and I find them adorable. They have the coolest eyes and wings andWhen I think back to when I was a kid I was always intrigued by them (especially that owl in Labyrinth, haha) but the last 2 years or so , I started to draw them and now I can't get enough of them.I have over 20 drawings of owls and lots of knick knacks etc......more

How to Stick to a Schedule, when you're a BUSY Mom!!!

 Lately, I've gotten several emails about putting your babies on a schedule like Brayden is. I thought it might be best if I answered you in a post in case anyone else was interested. I'm by no means an expert - this is just what worked for us and for Brayden. All babies are different and what works for B is just what works for B.I'm a stay at home mom....more

#22 Poetic Justice: Out of the mouths of babes.

#22 Poetic Justice: Out of the mouths of babes....more

Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frugalista Chic

Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime. ...more

I love the holiday drinks. I splurge on Starbucks too. That is actually one of my favorite ...more

Another Thanksgiving Custom(ized)

No Hover Zone

A while ago, I was talking to a friend, and she was telling me that a teacher told her to stop being a helicopter mom.  I had never heard that phrase before, and asked her what it meant.  She explained and it got me to thinking....I live in a no hover zone. ...more

I hover, get annoyed at myself for hovering, step away, feel guilty for stepping away, then ...more