Postpartum depression is real. Karen opens herself up and shares her journey; the thoughts she had when going through PPD and how she found help.

My Journey: Parenting with Postpartum Depression

When I first learned I was pregnant with my oldest son, the world opened up for me. I tapped into a kind of instinctual pit of motherly love that originated far deeper inside than I could have ever imagined. From the first time I thought of his face, through the first time he kicked, and beyond the first seconds of …

Make the most of parent-teacher meetings with this helpful guide to what to ask, and how to ensure those communication channels are open.

5 Tips To Get the Most from Parent-Teacher Meetings

School and what happens there can be a mystery to many. From that moment when we drop our son/daughter off at the bus stop or playground, we really do not know what happens for the next 5+ hours. Whether it be a formal conference or a casual conversation, your interaction with your child’s teacher(s) is the key to understanding their …

Capture those special moments and share them easily with your loved ones by using OneDay App. This app creates easy professional quality videos with music.

Capture Beautiful Memories with the OneDay App #OneDayKids

  If you’re a parent and you have an iPhone, you’re probably like me and have thousands of photos and video snippets of your kids on your camera roll. Technology is a wonderful thing because it makes it easy to capture memories that we’ll treasure forever. It makes it so easy that I have 20 variations of the same photo of …

Need inspiration on which books to read to your toddler? Here are 10 of our favorite books for toddlers -- some of them being classics we all know and love.

10 Favorite Books for Toddlers

Growing up, I loved reading. Some may have called me a ‘book worm,’ and it was an apt description. I would read anything I could get my hands on and I couldn’t stop until I got to the end. After having my own children, it was important to me that they appreciate the world of reading as well. So as …

Thanksgiving always gets the short end of the stick. A great way to make this holiday more meaningful to your kids is to create a gratitude tree.

The Gratitude Tree

Thanksgiving always seems to get the short end of the stick. For one thing, it’s stuck between Halloween and Christmas. Other than Thanksgiving break from school, kids tend to think the holiday is pretty lame. When you think about it, what’s really in it for them? Halloween offers costumes and candy. Christmas? That is pretty much a no brainer. Unless …

By embracing the chaos, we allow our kids to be kids instead of robbing them of the infectious laughter that comes when we just let them go.

Embracing the Chaos

As we were heading in to the grocery store it was raining, and our five year old daughter was in a super cute pair of boots. It hadn’t rained in a while, and this was a good rain. The type of rain that makes a lot of puddles… the type of puddles perfect for five year olds to jump in. …

A Heart of Gratitude

When you think of Thanksgiving, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Maybe you get a warm fuzzy image of your loved ones surrounding you in your home. Perhaps you envision turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie! Or maybe you begin to count your blessings and take that time to remember what really matters in life. Thanksgiving is …

Thank God for Helpful Husbands

Thank God for Helpful Husbands

A few weeks ago, I woke up and was greeted with a headache. No problem. I took some medicine and continued on with my busy Sunday morning of tackling my To Do List and getting our kiddos ready for church. I looked at the clock and realized an hour had passed and my meds had not even touched the headache. …

Giving Kids Their Own Space Notebooks

Do you have boxes and boxes of every scrap of paper your child has ever drawn on? Do your kids get upset when you accidentally write your grocery list on a random piece of paper that you thought was scrap, but was actually one of their drawings (even if it was indecipherable scribbles)? My husband and I started to lose …