These are different times with how we are social distancing and not being able to enjoy the normal things we do for date nights, like going out to dinner and having alone time with our partner. We've...
I don’t have a motherhood or parenting style or philosophy, really. I spent the days leading up to my daughter’s birth reading about pregnancy, natural childbirth, and doing my Hypnobabies homework. I didn’t realize other moms read about parenting...
Over the last several weeks I’ve checked in with many of my mom friends. Most are not handling the current state of things very well. Sometimes that last sentence is true for me too. However, no matter how I...
“But my body doesn’t feel tired,” my daughter says, her bright eyes looking up at me from her pillow, just barely visible in the dark room she shares with her twin brother. She wiggles around; he’s been asleep for...
I am a mother of two.  I have one in daycare and the other is in elementary school.  Navigating through today’s current events is scary.  As mothers we are supposed to be able to explain to our children “why” when...
We would wake up super early on those spring Thursday mornings. You had to if you wanted to get the good stuff. With my purple wallet tucked safely inside my coat pocket, we would park on the street and...
“Come on, girls! We got another one!” my dad would yell as he grabbed his snow gear. My sister and I would run from our rooms, giddy with delight. Snowsuits zipped, hats and mittens on, and boots ready for the...
Living in a neighborhood where you’re ten minutes from downtown but can still hear the neighborhood roosters crowing, I never thought of myself as a hipster. Being surrounded by an upper echelon of hipsters that can put Portlandia characters...
I have a confession. Sometimes I daydream about having only one child. In reality, I have three children — three little joys that fill me with unlimited love. But while welcoming a third child allowed my heart to grow, it did...
I don’t know when this phenomenon started, but I’m sure you’ve heard it – other women with kids referring to each other as “Mama.” I feel like this term has been on the rise the last few years. I...
To all the moms out there, this is your time. Don't get disheartened about the current crisis, the social distancing and the sheltering at home! Normally, getting out of the house to meet real people in the name of school...
To say we were shocked to find out we were expecting our fourth baby is a great understatement. We hadn’t exactly decided not to have a fourth child, but it had been almost five years since our last one....
At Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers, practicing executive function skills are an important part of our program. If you follow early childhood journals or parent resource websites, you have probably heard the term Executive Function. Executive Function (EF) skills...

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Let’s face it, we’ve been doing a lot from home these days—working, schooling, virtual play dates and more. We all could use a little...