Horse Therapy for Kids with Disabilities

I love horses. I do. I rode for years with a friend when I was growing up. She was a natural trainer when we were kids and has a successful training business today. When my husband and I relocated to Arizona, I remember telling him one of my goals was to get back in the…

Sensory Processing Issues and The Morning Routine

Sequence, lace and bows make little girl clothes cute and adorable. For the little girls with sensory processing issues, cute and adorable becomes a nightmare. It’s scratchy. It burns. It irritates. Sensory processing issues was a new term we learned when our daughter’s conditions were finally diagnosed. Her conditions include a lengthy list with sensory…

5 Ways Stay-at-Home Dads Are Changing the World

When we lived in Silicon Valley, we did what a lot of what Silicon Valley parents do. We had the double income, two mortgages and two car payments. We also had two kids with two childcare bills. The American Dream, right? We struggled. We were miserable and knew it wasn’t for us anymore. It was hard…

5 Tips for Vacationing without Kids

You’re offered a vacation for you and your significant other, all expenses paid. Doesn’t that sound exciting and completely awesome? The hubs and I had the opportunity to take a 5-day business related cruise to Cozumel. When I heard the news, I was so excited and at the same time, totally freaked out about the kids.

Relocating with Kids: 5 Tips for Getting Settled

My 7 Tips for Relocating with Kids included ways to stay sane and organized during a move. The funny thing is I wrote that in the midst of packing, just before our state to state relocation.The insanity set in once we arrived at our new yet temporary digs. It was a pretty crazy. We survived. I…

7 Tips for Relocating with Kids

How many times have you moved? Since my hubs and I were married in 2000, we moved over ten times. Back and forth to Arizona plus several moves around the Bay Area. All without kids. We are in the middle of relocating to a new state. By the time this blog post is published,  we will be on…

Giving Thanks with New and Past Traditions

Every year we see post after post about giving thanks during November.  I love reading what people are grateful for and learning about the traditions they share with family & friends. Years back my family had a large party with a traditional Thanksgiving feast every year. Turkey, fixings, candy, dessert and so much fun. When I…

10 Tips for Traveling With Kids

Depending on the ages of your little ones, the words “family” and “vacation” seem more like an oxymoron. We just took our first family vacation since having our little boo two years ago. We’ve gone on day trips, overnights and treks up the coast. This trip included our first plane ride and travel to another…

Care.com Interview: When is it OK to Quit?

Whether you are an adult or child, we have all wanted to quit something and at some point. As parents, our children will probably want to quit at one time or another, too. I was recently interviewed by Care.com on this very topic. I’m thrilled to share their interview series with you! My interview along…

Our Parenting Curve Ball – Part II

Our Parenting Curve Ball – Part I was about the waiting game before taking our girl for an MRI. I was actually a wreck. No matter how much you focus or keep positive thoughts, there’s a reality check that goes through your mind when you are faced with a test like an MRI. At least…