Before I had kids, I wore all sorts of jewelry. Heavy statement necklaces, cocktail rings, big glamorous baubles, impractical hoop earrings, stacked bangles, and pretty little luxuries of every kind. But all that bling went out the door when I … READ MORE »

I remember when I was pregnant with my first. I didn’t realize how important, tricky, and consequential some seemingly minor decisions could be. For example, I just “eeny, meeny, miny, moe” picked a reputable bottle brand from the plethora of … READ MORE »

The holidays are hectic for everyone. There are presents to be purchased, cookies to be baked, and extended family and friends to entertain. And while it’s all very merry, joyful, and jolly, the bulk of the hard work and headache … READ MORE »

Hamstersaurus Rex by Tom O’Donnell (author), Tim Miller (illustrator) Thursday, December 8th @ 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT   Hashtags: #TSMBookClub #HamstersaurusRex      Hosts: @theshoppingmama @momtrends @tomisokay @TM_Illustrator   Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 8th at 1 PM … READ MORE »

If it was up to my husband, chips and salsa would be in its own food group. I’m not joking when I say he could eat chips and salsa every day if I’d let him. The good thing is, he’s … READ MORE »

Yesterday was the first of December, and so, of course, we broke out the advent calendar and put on one of many pairs of festive jammies. And while holiday time has now officially kicked off, it actually started much earlier … READ MORE »