Recently, I was asked to speak on a panel about going back to work after having a baby. Having done this twice, I am definitely no expert, but I can speak about what worked for me. Here are nine things I've learned (or wish I'd known) based on a predictable weekday schedule.
Now, I'm not really one for resolutions — far too many of them focus on superficial changes, drastic results, and unrealistic expectations. And they are often setups for failures and disappointment. This year, however, I'm going to dare to be different. I'm going to take on a mini-resolution. I'm going to try to make this the year of yes.
See, I'm totally aware that my daughter's not walking. And I'm totally aware that kids develop different skills at different times. And I'm really proud of the things she does do. Her language and social skills have really exploded in the last couple weeks. But this constant barrage of questions kills me and leaves me feeling like she's the racehorse who hasn't even left the gate.
Let's face it — Yom Kippur is a hard day. As a mom, I've made it my goal to make Yom Kippur less grueling and more enjoyable, or at least meaningful.
It all started by accident. Halfway to work one day, I realized I had forgotten my cell phone. I was forced to spend a good nine hours with no cell phone.
Inspired Start has created convenient, delicious baby food pouches that make early allergen introduction (of eight common allergens) easy.
In my family, birthdays were always a big deal. We celebrated for weeks leading up to it, and certainly the week of it. My daughter recently turned 4. My parents were here from out...