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Date nights we long for, the lifestyles we live - just all the feels.

Want to Know the Secret to a Longer, Happier Life?

Living in an age where we can message or FaceTime our friends from the comfort of our own home (and without having to wrangle any resistant toddlers into the car) definitely has its advantages. But it also means it’s very tempting to go out less and stay home more. I...

Just Say Thank You.

When someone helps you out or offers you an opportunity for rest, just say thank you. Take that guilt, ball it up, throw it on the ground, and stomp on it. You are worthy of some peace and quiet and you are allowed to enjoy it without feeling one ounce of guilt. In...

Making Yourself Available : Less is More

This day in age, I believe loneliness is stronger than ever. The highlight reels of social media prime us for jealousy and our busy calendars keep us feeling like we can't ever make room for those fun social activities everyone seems to be attending without us. We...

Four Steps to Fostering Healthy Friendships

As parents, the days are full. The nights are sleepless. And the free time is practically unable to be seen. Time for building and maintaining friendships? Can't see it. Time to relax by yourself? Impossible. This is just what parenthood is and it is the reality that...

Are You On Your List?

Do you struggle with making yourself a priority? Are you always putting the needs of your spouse, kids, pets, parents, neighbors, mailman, second cousins and the rest of the living world in front of your own needs? Do you forget to stop and rest? Do you feel guilty...

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...

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...

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