73 Thoughts a Mom Has Every Darn NIGHT!

 The following is a sample internal dialogue of what goes through my head at night. Can you relate? (Please tell me I’m not the only one!)Originally posted on Fit Mix Mom1. Finally. Everyone is in bed.2. I think.3. It’s too quiet. Silence is not golden! Are they alive?...more
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The Secret Benefits of Breastfeeding

Before the birth of my first child, I knew without a doubt that I would breastfeed because it's natural, convenient and cheap. Forget about passive immunity and kangaroo care, they had me at cheap. With my delicate princess hands, not having to wash bottles was an added bonus. As I navigated the realm of latching on, pumping, and ninja nursing in public, I discovered the secret benefits of breastfeeding. Shh, don't tell a soul......more

How to Dress a Toddler in 30 Easy Steps

Do you have a toddler? Do you attempt to convince him or her to wear clothing every day? Have you found this process time-consuming and dangerous? Are you looking for strategies to make your morning routine go a little more smoothly? Then you’ll find my 30-step method for dressing my feisty and opinionated toddler completely useless....more
mamalisa08 I keep hoping it will get better and trying different "tactics," and nothing seems to ...more

Tips on Answering {Awkward} Questions Once Your Child Can Read

One of the proud moments a parent has is when her child learns how to read.  It is amazing to watch your child get excited to read everything he sees like books, labels and signs.  The problem is that he can read everything he sees, the good and the not so good like signs that are inappropriate for children's eyes to see!  That part is not so amazing....more

11 Ways to Organize Your Playroom for Moms Who Hate Toys, Playing, and Pinterest

If you’re looking for a color coordinated wall of bins, or a toy bin label printable, you've come to the wrong place. I buy my bins at Walmart, and I don’t actually know what a printable is or why we would call it that. Isn't anything on your computer screen technically printable? Anyway…...more
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Why Thanksgiving Is Like Parenting

1.  You get out of it what you put into it.  The more time and attention we give to our kids, the better they will be, right?  The same holds true for Thanksgiving dinner.  If you go up and beyond, it will show in the food. ...more

I Can Be Silent No More

I Can Be Silent No More Every now and then I have found myself in a relationship that stopped working for me but for the sake of members of my family I have continued to keep t...more


The kids may grow, or even go, but a Jewish mother's work is never done. And neither are the misadventures. Two decades spent raising two nice kids who are highly productive, wear clean underwear (as far as I can tell) and by all discernible signs don't detest me are my main credentials for daring to dole out advice in the motherhood department. ...more

Attention New Parents: Your Life Is NOT Over Now that You Have Kids

Why do other parents say so much discouraging crap to new moms and dads? I thought the misery-disguised-as-advice was rampant when I was still pregnant, but I had no idea what was to come once I popped those suckers out....more

"M" is for Motherlode.

OMG. Every once and a while I read a story in The Times that makes me want to pick up the phone, call every woman I know and say, "YOU'VE GOT TO READ THIS!" Consider this that phone call... http://wordsandmusic365.blogspot.com/2012/04/m-is-for-motherlode-2152012.html  ...more