If you are a parent who sends your kids to sleep-away camp each year, then I know you are getting giddy with excitement. Now hear me out. It doesn't make me a bad mom that I look forward to having a full month of no parental responsibilities. Once my son's camp bus pulls away and our daughter moves in with my parents while she works in a trendy retail store this summer, my husband and I can throw caution to the wind, stay out to all hours of the night, throw a wild party or maybe even go on a romantic getaway.Read Full Story
The first day of school is never without some stomach butterflies. And nowhere is this more apparent than a milestone year: the first day of elementary, middle and high school. While there's no way to erase the tension your child feels, you, the parent, can lessen it by anticipating problems and being prepared in ways that are sensitive to kids in each age range.Read Full Story
As a fertility researcher and specialist in reproductive health, I frequently get this question: "what can I do to increase my odds of conceiving?" It's a tricky question to answer because every couple is a little bit different.Read Full Story
Summer is a great time for salads. Produce is at its peak so you don't need to do much to the ingredients, and with the temperature rising eating light just comes naturally. Here are some simple salads you can make in minutes that look beautiful and taste even better.Read Full Story
Has summer already flown by for you and your kiddos? I know it has for us. With my oldest heading off to full day first grade this year (Is it just me or is this a really hard adjustment for other moms too?), I wanted to make our summer extra special. I am always inspired by one of my favorite mom bloggers, Katherine Maries, so I decided to start there for inspiration. She makes me want to be a better mom, and wow her photography is just gorgeous!Read Full Story
Trying to fit in a workout while being a mom, and taking care of the kids, can be quite the challenge. With the warm weather here to stay, you should be enjoying the nice weather just as much as your kids are. Instead of just sitting there while your kids play in the park, treat yourself to an outdoor summer workout! Not only will they be running around burning off their energy, but you can get a total body-toning workout just by using the playground — no gym membership required.Read Full Story
When you are going through infertility, worry and stress can weigh heavily on your day-to-day life. It is difficult to escape from this barrage of anxiety. But it is summer and it is the season to have fun! Use summertime fun to take your mind off your infertility journey and enjoy yourself. Here are some ideas to enjoy the summer and relax during infertility.Read Full Story
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