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Best Teacher Gift Giver Ever.

THE PROBLEM: Teacher Christmas Gift Giving Stinks. Family gifts ✔Friend gifts ✔Teacher gifts... uuhhhhh... eerrrrr... hhmmmm... Bueller...? Teacher Christmas gift giving doesn't stink because we don't want to give to teachers. It stinks because we don't know what to...

7 Tips For Surviving Holiday Road Trips With Kids

Twenty Four Hours, Ya'll. I just spent 24 hours in a minivan with my family of four on a family road trip adventure between Ohio and Colorado for Thanksgiving. Is there a badge for that?! If so, my husband and I earned 24 of them, times two. Because the drive was 24...

Why I Believe Receiving is Just as Important as Giving

The holiday season is kicking off and the messages are coming through loud and clear on tv, social media, and ads in our mailbox. The message I'm talking about is the one that tells you to give. To give thoughtful gifts. To give of your time. To give financially to...

Playdates Are The New Babysitter

When you hear the word Babysitter what comes to mind? A 14 year old neighborhood girl? Robin Williams dressed as an 80 year old German granny? A box set of books from the 90's?   Well, my friends, it is 2018 and it is time to redefine babysitting!   Playdates Are The...

We’re Bringing Komae to your Doorstep

If you're in love with the idea of sharing free babysitting between friends, but you're not sure how to get your community up and running, then you're in luck. Also, if you're someone who doesn't need sitting yourself, but you'd like help introducing Komae to a group...

How My Village Got Me Through My Double Mastectomy

In February of this year, I received the news that I had tested positive for the BRCA2 gene mutation. If that sounds like a foreign language to you, don’t worry…I’ll explain. Maybe it rings a bell when I say “breast cancer gene”? Or remind you of years ago when...

Stranger Danger! How do you find sitters you trust?

“I would never trust a Stranger to babysit my kids.” -Every parent ever Trust is the number one thing when it comes to finding a babysitter. I’ve talked to hundreds of moms and learned a super interesting fact: Everyone has their own definition of Trust and of...

Raining Resources : Be the Village

When someone reaches out to you and asks if they can write a blog sharing from their heart how finding community and finding Komae has touched their lives, you say yes. Thank you Whitney for these amazing words. Enjoy. The sky was gray, and intermittently spitting. It...

3 Steps Towards Making Mom Friends

Why is making friends so hard? And why does it seem to get even more difficult as you age? We desperately long for community but don't always know how to find it in a comfortable, genuine, and lasting way. I know this because when parents find Komae for the first...

Will he even remember me?

I have been brainstorming this blog for a few weeks now and have shed tears just at the thought of the words I am planning to share. I am telling you now, you may need tissues for this one. ---------- My name is Audrey Wallace and I am a full time working mom. [Insert...

Home From Silicon Valley and Ready to Rise

As you may have read here in our blog, and hopefully witnessed on our Instagram channel, Audrey and I just spent two weeks in Silicon Valley at Women's Startup Lab. This trip took us away from our families and we were inundated with speakers, meetings, and business...

I DIY So I Don’t Cry

Why is self-care so hard? We all need personal time to be at our best. So why do we find it so hard to do? For me, as a stay-at-home dad (SAHD), I always feel like I am short changing someone else; my kids, my wife, or my friends. To make matters worse, I give so much...

Busy Mom Guide to Look Like You Showered

I am going to tell you right now, this blog is not going to make me look good. Please only continue reading if I can trust you with the dirty little secret of this busy mom. Ready?  Confession of a Busy Mom You can either have wet & clean Audrey or dry & fancy...

Creative pursuits for your newly found free time

We’ve all done it. You finally have some free time and oddly you don’t know how to use the time. The easy option is to switch on the TV or start scrolling, but to really fill your cup it might be worth considering a creative pursuit which is fun and is good for you!

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