Last Christmas Eve, Emily Harper Beard’s water broke, and she found herself in labor all of Christmas Day. In the wee hours of Kwanzaa (the day after Christmas), baby Avett Otis was born. Needless to say, Christmas will remain an extra-special event in the Beard household. With Avett almost one-year old now, Emily—a working mom […]
By Meagan Nordmann Fowler There are few things more magical than a child during holiday season. This time of year inspires kids and grown-ups alike to celebrate with innocence and joy—sweet treats, singing joyful carols, warm cuddles by the fire, bundled up in our coziest clothes, decorating our homes, sledding down snowy hills, slow […]
By Meagan Nordmann Fowler Growing up, I personally had a love-hate relationship with “The Kids Table” at Thanksgiving. I know it was all my mom could do to cram all the adults around the largest dining table, and there simply was no room for us kids. So all of the cousins were relegated to “The […]
Babies in any season are adorable, but there’s something particularly charming about flushed chubby cheeks wrapped snugly into a knit cap and scarf and bundled up into a miniature coat. This time of year is always magical, but when you are seeing it through the eyes of a babe, it is only magnified.
Being a new mother is overwhelming. Not only are you adjusting to your new changing body, a plethora of less-than-wonderful pregnancy symptoms, and overwhelming emotions—but you are also bombarded with advice and product marketing.
Summer Break usually starts off with excitement for everyone, as that spring weather gets a little warmer each day—offering perfect opportunities to cool down in the backyard with a water hose or take a trip to the beach and a break from rigorous homework and responsibilities…
There’s always a birthday to plan, and the most fun part about planning a birthday is choosing a central theme! You can create a theme around pretty much anything. Just pick any random thing, and there you go!
Father’s Day is coming up (June 19), and most blogs will give you ten or so gift ideas that sounds like this: A drill; a shaving kit; a six-pack of beer; bacon for breakfast. But not all dads use drills and not all dads want to shave their beard. What does your dad love? (i.e. surfing, hunting, artwork, coding, gardening, building). What makes him extra special?
It’s starting to get hot, but you’d rather to keep the kids away from the TV and playing outside… You’ve got 3-4 months of non-stop entertaining to do! Here are some fun ideas to have up your sleeve the moment you hear “I’m bored!
It’s summer and the waves are calling! Taking your little ones to the beach will always be some of your family’s most beautiful and treasured memories—their first time touching the ocean; their first sand castle; their giddy squeals as the waves chase them to-&-fro and roll onto their toes; their delight at finding and collecting sea-shells; and their curiosity at finding a washed-up jelly fish.