It's my birthday, no gifts please! Just clean water!

As an American mother, I take for granted many of the things that mothers around the world struggle to provide for their children.


How Do Kids Handle Long Distance Relationships?

One of my best friends moved to California a few weeks ago.

I've had this post in mind since the day before she left but I couldn't see through the..

Fool Proof Caesar Salad Dressing

The past few nights it has been too hot to cook. So I have turned to a summer standby.

My husband got me a subscription to Cooks Illustrated for..

Morning From Hell aka The Super Moon Possessed My Toddler

It was only 8:30am and I was already in need of a nap!  

My morning started at 5:12am when Little B awoke ready the tackle the day.  After a large..

When Only Daddy Can Get Baby To Sleep

We are going through a Daddy phase.

It started a few months ago.  The emotional side of me thinks it started when I changed jobs a few months ago and..

Wordless Wednesday...The Brightest Rainbow I've Ever Seen!

Not sure that pictures can do it justice.

Finished bathtime just in time to see it!

Never Too Early To Start Your Child Doing Laundry

15 month old toddlers are incredible mimics and they love to push buttons.  

Actual buttons.  Not just emotional ones; they like those too.  But I..

Exercising With A Toddler, Day 1

This kid makes me laugh.  

And getting up and excercising was totally worth this laughter.  

I made the promise to myself last week that when Little B..

Bandana Bibs, Not Just For Babies Anymore!

RMF Confession #1.  

When Little B was an infant he was an excessive drooler.  

There I said it.  It was a little embarrassing. His clothes were always..

Hearty Minestrone Soup

I was snooping around Pinterest looking for make-ahead meal ideas when I came across the recipe for Ina Garten's Winter Minestrone Soup.  I've often..

6 Tips for Flying With Small Children

Traveling with kids is no easy task.

Since my son was born I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to travel frequently. As he as gotten a..


The day after my husband Tom and I decided to start a family, I started doing my research on pregnancy, baby gear, and parenting, all in a time before..