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Who Are You Leaning on Right Now?

Who Are You Leaning on Right Now?

Parenting is hard. Joyful!  But hard. And it’s okay. You’re not crazy.  How do I know? Because these other mamas in my favorite mom forum told me so. Parenting communities matter because together we normalize the experience of pulling our hair out over spaghetti on...

Making Bath Time Fun

Making Bath Time Fun

Thinking about writing about bath time makes me laugh.  As an adult, it’s almost an occasion when you start thinking about getting in a warm bath. Where are the candles, the bubble bath, and the glass of wine? Our animals, on the other hand, hate bath time...the water...

Potty Training… Made Easy?  Say WHAA?

Potty Training… Made Easy? Say WHAA?

Potty training can be easy and fun? Said no one ever. When you start Googling potty training how-to’s and tutorials on what to do, every single one of them is different. So what is the secret sauce to potty training? Truth is, the secret sauce is different for...

How to Make Reading Fun For After School Activity Time!

How to Make Reading Fun For After School Activity Time!

We’re all wondering what after school activities are going to look like right now, a month from now, and even in the next term. The unknowns are everywhere for us parents with kiddos in school and daycare.  Luckily, there are so many cool resources online for the...

Teaching Math at Home, Just Doing What You Already Do

Teaching Math at Home, Just Doing What You Already Do

Whether you obsessed over your TI-89 calculator or lost interest in math when they taught you “pi” wasn’t something you could eat, the whole range of parental computative skill is above-and-beyond adequate for teaching our toddlers. (And our olders!)  Here are some...

Have you Hosted a Virtual Birthday Party Yet?

Have you Hosted a Virtual Birthday Party Yet?

Seems different, right?  We are all so used to having the house tidied up, decorated, signs outside pointing to the correct house, music playing and games ready to go in the yard. Or renting that birthday space at SkyZone and having the Chuck E. Cheese mascot walking...

The Village is Both Tangible and Virtual to Me

The Village is Both Tangible and Virtual to Me

Meet Lucy. We met online. Like so many new parents (how can our kids be preschoolers and we still feel like new moms?), we found each other on the local Facebook mama forum. That’s my place. There’s one club that seemingly every mom on our side of LA is in: the moms...

What to do with all Those Outgrown Clothes?

What to do with all Those Outgrown Clothes?

You and me both! As soon it doesn’t fit, it gets stuffed in a drawer, lost in a bin, or shoved somewhere in the attic. Out of sight, out of mind, right?  The best part is when we have a reason to keep it. (And we always have a reason!) Like, it was sentimental, your...

When Spring Fever and Cabin Fever Collide

When Spring Fever and Cabin Fever Collide

You guys... it's finally spring! Flowers are budding. Green grass is growing. Snow is gone (theoretically). And the temperatures have got us wanting to jump full force into allllll of the summer activities around the corner. If you're anything like me, spring fever is...

Teaching Life Skills During COVID-19

Teaching Life Skills During COVID-19

During this “homeschooling season,” we've been given an opportunity to teach our kids more than just what can be found in textbooks.  Do you remember taking home-ec classes back in the day? I remember it being one of the classes I looked forward to each week. We...

Keep the Distance When Dropping Your Kids with the Sitter

Keep the Distance When Dropping Your Kids with the Sitter

We’ve talked about how to “buddy up”, how to have “digital sits,” how physical distancing is important but in some cases physical distancing is not reality. Now we want to talk about “distance drop-offs!”  We want to encourage those of you that need to swap sits, to...

Essential Workers: Buddy Up for Safer Sit Swapping

Essential Workers: Buddy Up for Safer Sit Swapping

We all know that physical distancing during this time of crisis is the best option. We also know that there is a long list of essential workers during this time of crisis, including our nurses and doctors, mail carriers, truck drivers, government officials, grocery...

Request a Digital Sit on Komae!

Request a Digital Sit on Komae!

You’ve seen technology constantly evolve in the classroom and in our homes. Sometimes it feels hard to keep up and most of the time it feels unnecessary and over the top. Heck, with the speed at which technology changes, our kids are often better at using it than we...

Sit Swapping During a Time of Social Distancing

Sit Swapping During a Time of Social Distancing

To say that the buzz about COVID-19 is overwhelming would be an understatement. No matter which direction you turn, the voices are loud. The panic is loud. Heck, even the passiveness has somehow become loud. It feels like organizations are either saying too much or...

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