Ages and Stages

Fall Activities for Preschoolers

It’s fall! If you’re anything like me, you start wondering just what you should be doing with the tiny people that live in your house. The tiny pool is packed away, the sprinkler is in the garage, and clothing is no longer optional! Turns out there are still a bunch…


Natural Treatment for Tummy Aches {Works for Us}

For me, one of the hardest things about having very small children is that so many common medications are off-limits for them. I think I actually celebrated when my son was old enough to take Benadryl. Not being able use very many medications, I’m pretty much the queen of natural…





Shelter In Place with Toddlers

Shelter in Place was the buzzword of the 2012 Hurricane season.  I’m not sure where it came from because we used to just call it “riding it out,” which is what happened for every hurricane of my childhood. My first evacuation experience wasn’t until I was a freshman in college,…


Books About Hurricanes

As we head into the heart of hurricane season, there are a lot of things to think about–do you have an evacuation plan? Do you have supplies should you choose to shelter in place? Should you give in and buy a generator? With all the worries and stress of the…



A Year of Firsts…

Right after I found out I was pregnant, I noticed a nest on my windowsill of my second floor office. It had two little eggs in it. “Aww” I thought to myself, “that bird is having a baby too – except she’s having two babies!” A few weeks later I…