Parenting in hindsight

Her hands were frail and her touch evoked a grandmotherly warmth as she held my hand and bent to touch the ragged hair of my 15 month old. “You’re such a doll” she said before looking around the table and reminiscing, “this reminds me of when my children were young. I had 5 of them….

Chocolate Muffins

AT A GLANCE PREP:10- 15 mins. BAKE: 20 mins. to 25 mins. For this recipe you will need:  2/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon espresso powder, optional 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup chocolate chips…

Simplifying Life || Extracurricular Activities

As our kids get older and more involved in extra curricular activities, some days it can be overwhelming and exhausting. For example, last Saturday, there was swimming for 3 kids, Trampoline Park event with friends, lunch and karate competition tryouts for 1 kid all between 10 am and 3pm. Thereafter we did grocery shopping, some…

MunchPak || Review 

If you like to try new snacks or simply get bored of the same ones, then this is a great subscription box for you!  For $9.95 you can get treats from around the world! They also come with a personalized message from the person who hand selected and hand packed the items. Ours was specially…

Homeschooling Woes | Finding “Me” Time

In our house, the day starts pretty early- at least one child is wide eyed and bushy tailed at 6 am, leaving behind remnants of what was the brief calm before the storm. Some days, there is no denying that I feel like I’m doing a myriad of things all at once, while being teacher,…

Is it OK to talk about our children?

I have noticed something absolutely amazing about children…when you call them or when you are giving instructions or directions, they consciously or not, tune you out when they feel like it but somehow, they can sense when you ARE about to talk about them, and suddenly they take an extra 5 minutes to walk up…

When the important things get hard, rest if you must but never quit! xo

British Soccer Camp

British Soccer Camps are the most popular soccer camp in the US. With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, The British Soccer Camp provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert’s right in the heart of their…

Save Your Seat | Review

This item is an absolute must have, especially on a road trip when trying to pacify your child with snacks.  Pros: The “Save Your Seat Disposable Car Seat & Strap Covers” help you maintain your child’s car seat in neat and clean condition while protecting it from crumbs, accidents, plus general wear and tear. It…

Benefits of Having Pets |Wag.com

Whether its watching your dog wag his tail at the mere sight of you, cuddling your cat or watching with delight as your fishes swim gracefully to the surface when they are fed; research has shown that having pets allude to greater self esteem in children and foster a more peaceful home. 3 Top Benefits…

Baobab Powder | Recipe

What is Baobab Powder? Baobab powder is the true definition of a ‘superfood’. It has six times the amount of vitamin C found in oranges, twice the calcium of milk and five times the amount of potassium than a banana. It also has twice the level of antioxidants than goji berries and blueberries combined! I…