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This Is My Biggest Regret As A NICU Parent

This Is My Biggest Regret As A NICU Parent

It’s not what I did. It’s what I didn’t do. The first time I saw my son, it was in a photo texted to me by his grandmother. Taken moments after he…
These Make Ahead Pancakes Will Make Breakfast A Breeze

These Make Ahead Pancakes Will Make Breakfast A Breeze

Refrigerate and reheat for easy weekday mornings. This IHOP copycat recipe from Ron Douglas has been our go-to for years, perfect for breakfasts, braces, and wisdom teeth removal. Note: the buttermilk is…
Back-To-School: Do You Tell Your Child’s Teacher They're Adopted?

Back-To-School: Do You Tell Your Child’s Teacher They’re Adopted?

I do. Here’s why. My son is in first grade and yes, I always tell his teacher that he is adopted. I don’t lead with it. I don’t blow through the doors…
Adding A New Baby To Our Blended Family

Adding A New Baby To Our Blended Family

Yasmen Hunter about the unique challenges stepmoms face when adding another child to the mix. Yasmen Hunter is stepmama to six-year-old Jiaire and recently welcomed son Reign into her blended family. Raise…
Yes, Your Ex Can Eavesdrop On You With Your Google or Amazon Speaker

Yes, Your Ex Can Eavesdrop On You With Your Google or Amazon Speaker

Learn how they can do it and how you can stop them. If you’re not familiar with Rebecca Woolf, I encourage you to follow her on Insta. I’ve been a loyal reader…
Pair Of Thieves Makes Back-To-School Shopping Easy For Blended Families

Pair Of Thieves Makes Back-To-School Shopping Easy For Blended Families

Meet our favorite basics brand. Whether you’re stocking up for back-to-school or building a second wardrobe for your kids post-divorce, basics brand Pair of Thieves has you covered. The L.A.-based brand, started…
8 Things To Know Before Your Child Starts Kindergarten

8 Things To Know Before Your Child Starts Kindergarten

Tips to help your little ones who are headed back to school. Prior to the pandemic, I volunteered weekly in Levon’s TK class. (In California, children with late birthdays – September through…
Seven School Lunch Ideas For Kids Who Won't Eat Sandwiches

Seven School Lunch Ideas For Kids Who Won’t Eat Sandwiches

Think Thermos! Feeding Levon has been a challenge since the beginning, especially when it comes to school lunch. He insists on packing familiar food from home, but refuses to eat cold sandwiches…
How To Plan For A Long-Distance Move To College -- 5 Tips

How To Plan For A Long-Distance Move To College — 5 Tips

Lessons from the road. We recently helped Henry move from LA to Orlando for grad school, driving from Cali to Florida in his fully-packed Mazda sedan. Here are the five lessons we…
Blue Cheese Butter Recipe

Make This Easy Blue Cheese Butter As A Topping For Everything

Perfect on baked potatoes, steak, and more. We’re big on butter in this family – herbed butter, whole grain mustard butter (amazing on pretzel bread). Our newest favorite, blue cheese butter, was…