Parenting

If parenting is your life's work, make it great. Resources and tips for being the parent you want to be and helping to overcome everyday challenges of raising children.

  • Having 4 Kids: What It’s Really Like

    Are you on the cusp of a major life change and wondering what having 4 kids might be like? Or maybe you’re just curious what it’s like for a friend or neighbor who seems to have their hands impossibly full. I’m…

  • Wooden airplane toys for toddlers and preschoolers

    Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers 2020

    Educational toys for toddlers and preschoolers don’t have to be complicated, loud, or annoying. In fact, after parenting four kids, I’ve learned simpler is often better. This post contains a curated list of educational toys that parents and kids are sure…

  • What It’s Like Starting a Family While Living Abroad

    Guest post by LaShawn at The Yokohama Life Back in 2010 I graduated from university and entered the job market during the worst economic recession to hit the US in recent history. Jobs were scarce, and the few that were available…

  • Minimalist Gender-Neutral Baby Nursery

    I have a confession to make: the baby’s room is my favorite room in the house. We’ve renovated our kitchen and had our living room designed by an interior designer, but it’s my youngest child’s minimalist nursery that brings me a…

  • Mom Triumphs: Living With Crohn’s Disease

    Tiffany is a mom with Crohn’s disease, a debilitating digestive disease that has no cure. When I read her story, my heart broke for her. She’s been through so much. The way she’s found peace and forged her own path forward…

  • Mom with postpartum depression and newborn

    Mom Triumphs: Severe Postpartum Depression

    This story hits really close to home. Postpartum depression affects roughly 1 in 10 women after birth, including those without a previous history of depression. I too have experienced the toll it can take. After having a baby, it can sometimes…