Adventures in Babywearing

  Before I actually had a baby, I knew I wanted to babywear. (Side note: I don’t necessarily love the term “babywear”, but since that’s what it’s generally called these days, that’s the term I’ll be using). I had a few friends that babywore, and I luckily had the time to research the topic in […]

{Smyrna Voices} Football Memories + Giveaway!

College football kicked off this Saturday and, like many of you, it’s hard to describe my excitement. This is perhaps unusual since my immediate family wasn’t a sports family and I went to a college that was smaller than a single section of Sanford Stadium. I love sports, but I think that’s because I love the […]

A Spray Place for Us

Last summer, I experienced the delight of my 20-month old son discovering the sensory heaven of sprayed water at a community spray-park.  He now belongs to the great fraternity of children who have discovered water play and rate it higher than just about any other play activity, (including Play-doh)!  Our first spray-park visit was free, […]

A Tinysaurus 1st Birthday

      The last few months of my son’s first year were bittersweet; each day he discovered something new and did something exciting, but each of those days he was also starting look less like a baby and more like a little boy. At about 8 months old, friends and family began asking us […]

Out-of–the-Box Ideas to Get Some Exercise (With a Baby In Tow)

I feel like being able to get a good workout in is way harder as a parent than it was pre-baby. Regardless of the reason (childcare, budget for a gym membership, clingy child, personal preference, or just shall we say overall tiredness), our bodies and minds still need a little exercise (you know, other than […]

{Smyrna Voices} For the Dads

There are certain qualities in a father that mean the most to me. First, I think a father should provide unconditional love. A father should encourage their child to be a critical and independent thinker. A father should inspire their child to be a dreamer and follow those dreams, no matter where in the world […]

Creative Parenting: In Praise of the Cautionary Tale

Hi everyone! As most of you probably know by now, I am the proud mother to an amazing 15 year old daughter. Fifteen years has passed in the blink of an eye, and while each stage from infant to the teen years (which we are in the midst of now) has had a few challenges, […]

Helping Your Child Discover Their Passion

            Every child is different. It may be hard not to compare your child to other children, siblings, or even yourself as a child, but it is so important to view each child as an individual. Not only do they all have different interests, but each kid may go about […]

{One Mom’s Opinion} When is your family complete?

Some decisions in life are clear and straightforward. They usually come with a choice between A and B and can be made without a whole lot of effort. However, when it comes to major life decisions about things like health, family, money, and work, those conversations become intensely complicated. And sometimes the decision just never […]

{Book Review} Three Great Reads

Hi everyone! I hope today’s column finds you warm and out of the elements. As an avid reader, one of my favorite things to do is to share books that I enjoy with family and friends. With this in mind, I am excited to share three books with you today that fall under the heading […]