My Husband Isn't the Type of Father I Thought He Would Be

I woke up to the sound of someone calling my name. "Brittany, wake up. Wake up, the baby is crying." I blink my eyes, and glance at the clock. It is 2:00am. My husband stands over me and nudging my arm. The words suddenly resonate, as I hear the cries of our toddler in her room down the hall. I drag my body from bed and go to take care of her. Just Like I always do. Just like I have always done. ...more
It can be hard for a father to find and grow his fathering muscle. And it can seem like ...more

I Lost a Part of My Breast to Breastfeeding

I believe in breastfeeding. I’ve seen all of the stats. I’ve read all of the research. I know it’s what I’m supposed to do, if I am able. ...more

Lessons Learned from Purse Theft

I never really think about what I'm putting in my purse.  It seems I always use it for everything from a filing cabinet to a safe deposit box or a medicine cabinet.  But the morning of July 4, 2013, changed that habit forever when I decided to take the 5k walk around Prospect Park. ...more
hannahcatherine  so true. Sorry about your loss. Hope you will be able to recover without any ...more

How to Attain and Maintain a Clutter-Free Home

I wish someone had told me this years ago, instead of pointing me toward The Container Store, or the magazine Real Simple, or suggesting that closet systems and storage bins were the answer to my problem. ...more
Great post!  It is funny that there are so many suggestions with how to organize when what most ...more

Don't Ruin Halloween With Healthy 'Treats,' Give Out Candy Instead

You all remember that house, as a kid, growing up? The one that gave you a Ziploc bag full of baby carrots for Halloween? Remember what happened? You stopped going to that house.You see, Halloween's not about foraging for produce. You didn't squeeze yourself into an ill-proportioned costume, cover yourself in non-hypoallergenic makeup, and roam the streets for hours, alternately picking up your mask and pulling your costume out of the way to keep from tripping, to bring home carrots. You just didn't. ...more
Aww! such so cute idea i love those teeth candymore

Is Having A Large Family Really So Hard?

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@Foodie With Family  @Bell On Heels  @JessicaOnBabies I have three boys and am often asked the ...more

Is Having A Large Family Really So Hard?

Bellonheels.com ...more
@Foodie With Family  @Bell On Heels  @JessicaOnBabies I have three boys and am often asked the ...more

(POLL) How Do You Feel About Community School Supplies?

Over the next month, kids across the country will be headed back to school (and some are even there already, including my fourth-grader). With back-to-school comes back-to-school shopping: for clothes, for shoes and for school supplies. Unlike your kids' sneakers or shirts, crayons are sometimes put into a pile and shared -- a practice known as "community school supplies" -- and this practice has some parents really mad. ...more
My sister called me at the beginning of the school year to tell me that she needed to sign a ...more

(POLL) How Do You Feel About Community School Supplies?

Over the next month, kids across the country will be headed back to school (and some are even there already, including my fourth-grader). With back-to-school comes back-to-school shopping: for clothes, for shoes and for school supplies. Unlike your kids' sneakers or shirts, crayons are sometimes put into a pile and shared -- a practice known as "community school supplies" -- and this practice has some parents really mad. ...more
My sister called me at the beginning of the school year to tell me that she needed to sign a ...more

(POLL) How Do You Feel About Community School Supplies?

Over the next month, kids across the country will be headed back to school (and some are even there already, including my fourth-grader). With back-to-school comes back-to-school shopping: for clothes, for shoes and for school supplies. Unlike your kids' sneakers or shirts, crayons are sometimes put into a pile and shared -- a practice known as "community school supplies" -- and this practice has some parents really mad. ...more
My sister called me at the beginning of the school year to tell me that she needed to sign a ...more