All Blog Posts Tagged 'PARENTING' (15)

Mother of All Interns: Finding My Way

Like many women of my generation, I spent the years following college in a bustling city (Chicago, in my case) building my career by day and delighting in the plethora of urban offerings by night.  I started to step away from that life in my mid-30s when my future husband decided to pursue a master’s degree in the suburbs of Detroit.  I’m not sure if moving away from Chicago, my dearest friends and my business…


Added by Jennifer Wennig on January 28, 2014 at 11:35am — No Comments

Dress up Your Home for the Holiday: Easter Decorating Tips

Easter Sunday is fast approaching. Not sure where to start to give your home an Easter twist? Take inspiration from things you like and admire and work them into your decor and scheme. Flowers are the easiest accent to transform your home into a bright re-creation of a garden – a look that’s perfect for Easter but doesn’t have to change post-holiday. Irises, lilies and grape hyacinths add brilliant pops of color to any arrangement. If you happen to have the actual bulbs, you can plant them…


Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on March 20, 2013 at 9:21am — No Comments

Designer Labels and the Economics of Parenting

I went shopping the other day.
I figured I would buy my eight-year-old daughter a new coat. After all, it's winter, it's cold and the really bad weather hasn't set in yet. Sounds like a good plan, right?

I wasn't prepared for some of the prices that I encountered. Call me sheltered, or perhaps I've just spent too much time in discount department stores buying kiddie clothing.…

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on December 13, 2011 at 7:36am — No Comments

To Pee or Not to Pee: That is the Question


My modern-day homage to William Shakespeare. If you are a literary purist, my sincere apologies in advance.
To Pee or Not To Pee: That is the Question
To pee, or not to pee, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The puddles and poops of outrageous fortune,
Or to take baby wipes and bleach against a (pee) sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To change diapers and…

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on August 16, 2011 at 1:20am — No Comments

Top 10 Back to School Survival Tips


Summertime and the livin' ain't easy. Not if you've been trying to juggle swimming and sleepovers, play dates and parties. Let's face it: being a parent isn't easy, whether it's summertime or not. Adding to this is the fact that September is creeping up on us, folks, and guess what: that means it's "Back to School" time.

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on August 16, 2011 at 1:13am — No Comments

How to Dine Out With Small Children - Video

There's been a lot of talk in the news lately about the utility of being able to manage kids and their accompanying behavior.  Whether it's in a restaurant or airplane - there seems to be a growing contingent of the population that has determined, for whatever reasons, that kids are just not the best attendees at particular places. More specifically, the topic of whether or not kids should be in… Continue

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on July 31, 2011 at 3:07pm — No Comments

The Parent Police Proclaim: "No Kids Allowed"

Backlash or hogwash?

It depends who you ask.

A recent decision by Malaysia Air to ban babies from first class caused quite the uproar amongst family advocates everywhere. After all, is it fair that those who choose to procreate be relegated to the equivalent of "steerage" when traveling by air? Perhaps a tad sensitive because of this announcement,… Continue

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on July 15, 2011 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Those Were The Days, My Friends

I've written about this topic to some degree before, but somehow it just keeps coming back. 

Kids have no idea...

The changes that have occurred in my lifetime are pretty amazing and yet my kids take all of the advances that have occurred for…

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on June 15, 2011 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Coming Soon: News, Reviews and Maybe Shoes!


Hi Everyone!
Well, it's been beyond fun writing this blog. 
When I first started it a few months back, I wasn't sure of what the commitment would entail, and to be honest, I didn't really know what I was getting into. Really, I was looking for an outlet to express my thoughts related to my crazy life parenting my kids and working outside the home.

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on May 30, 2011 at 7:09pm — No Comments

The 3 "P's" of the Working Parent: Patience, Permissiveness and Pizza


When I first started this blog, I posed the question as to whether "having it all" was really possible. Like all of us, I'm still trying to figure that out, though I must say that the answer is not tipping on the positive side.

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on May 29, 2011 at 12:41pm — No Comments

I'm Stylish?? Really?? Stylish Blogger Award

I am thrilled and humbled to have been given a Stylish Blogger Award by Kathleen at Celiac Baby

Kathleen has a great site that

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on May 23, 2011 at 9:20pm — No Comments

In Praise of Wrinkled Clothing - 5 Tips to Help You Avoid Ironing

I've heard that wrinkles add character.

Oh - they weren't talking about clothes??

Because of the laundry hell that I live in on a full-time basis, wrinkles are my reality. As a result, I wear my wrinkles proudly, and with honor.

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on May 23, 2011 at 8:19am — No Comments

Kids Off The Couch-Be Our Valentine: February 2011

Please, pretty please, would you be wiling to show us some love this Valentine's Day by…

Added by Pamela Saunders on February 11, 2011 at 8:32pm — No Comments

A Single Shard + Korean Brush Painting at LACMA = Kids Off The Couch

Driving around Los Angeles can be like taking a trip around the world, with signs in different languages, and even different alphabets. We love traveling around the world -- and back in time as well -- by reading books set in different…


Added by Pamela Saunders on December 10, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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