To the Mom Friends who Told me the Things I Didn’t Know: Thank You

It’s common knowledge that the moment you announce your pregnancy, well-meaning family, friends, acquaintances, coworkers and people in line at the grocery store check-out will pepper you with unsol... Read more

Summer Fun Bucket List!

Congratulations, Northeast Ohio Parents! You have all officially made it through another school year.  Loads of homework, sick days, school projects and missed bus pick-ups are in the past and it is ... Read more

I've Lived Here for 10 Years Now... Here's What's Still on My Bucket List

This June marks 10 years since I moved to Ohio. In the past 10 years I have done a whole lot of living: marriage, moving, kids and more. And while I love my “new” home here in Ohio, I honestly hav... Read more

Cleveland Indians Baseball Door Hanger

Take me out to the ball game! It’s time for Cracker Jacks, peanuts and footlong hotdogs, my friends! Oh, and of course, BASEBALL! This door hanger would make a wonderful Father's Day gift, too... Read more

DIY Gift for Dad: License Plate Beverage Carrier

Because guys like to have cool things to carry too… This beverage carrier is perfect for BYOB barbecues, summer get-togethers, baseball watch parties, Father’s Day or any occasion! W... Read more

Parenting by the Generations

Each of us fits into a certain “generation category” — most parents with children ages 18 and younger are either Generation X or Millennial. I have been thinking a lot about how we differ in our... Read more

Why Green and Why Now?

When I was a kid, I liked to play outside. We had a big yard and woods that backed up onto the edge of our property. Back in the woods, I built my own “camp” with a fence around it, a fire pit com... Read more

Why I’m Breaking One of my Financial Rules

I’ve written a number of posts about how I strive to pay as little as possible for my twins’ activities and also share how you can have phenomenal experiences with your children without spending a... Read more

Balancing Parenthood with (Half) Marathon Training

Last week was one of my favorite weekends in Cleveland: Cleveland Marathon race weekend. I was a race ambassador and completed the half marathon/8k challenge series. I ran my first half marathon 10 ye... Read more

Rights for Moms

Being a mom is joyful and sometimes challenging. Whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding, planning to foster or adopt, or trying to conceive, other people comment on your decisions about parenting. Mo... Read more

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