Kicking Parental Guilt to the Curb

Kicking Parental Guilt to the Curb

Getting Real with Dynisha Smith Today I missed my kid’s bus stop. I don’t know about where you live, but here you have to be at the stop to collect your kindergarten student or they are taken back to school. Thank gosh we are not the last stop or I might have...
15 Travel Tips for Flying Alone with Young Children

15 Travel Tips for Flying Alone with Young Children

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce Going out of town for the first time as a single parent?  Probably thinking it will be the worst flight ever. We’ve done our research, prepared for the nightmare ahead of us, and put together the best list we could for flying...
5 Nipple Care Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

5 Nipple Care Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

As a new mother, you tend to focus completely on your baby’s needs and often forget to care for yourself. Breastfeeding is bound to cause some amount of discomfort but it shouldn’t be a source of constant pain. Ignoring nipple care, especially during the first few...
4 Realities Sick Moms are Guilty Of

4 Realities Sick Moms are Guilty Of

There are two primary things that kids give zero fucks about: Hangovers Parental Illness I haven’t been slamming margaritas lately (unfortunately – damn you, breastfeeding), but I am a regular victim of the common cold. It’s that time of year, and although I do my...
Sharing Quebec and History

Sharing Quebec and History

14 years ago when I went with my Alfred University French class on a spring break trip to Quebec City and Montreal, arriving in Quebec City was a magical experience. It was like being transported to old world Europe. I’d been to Europe on my honeymoon, but...
Perfect Imperfection

Perfect Imperfection

I am in Quebec City, a place I have not been for 14 years, since taking a trip with my French class. It was quite significant that I was able to go on that trip, as a non-traditional student with five kids at home. It remains one of the best memories of my time at...
First-Day Travel Tears

First-Day Travel Tears

It’s day one of our spring break trip. I’m going on about 5 hours of sleep,  for about the 400th day in a row. Last night, Dave and I were in Buffalo for the Nick Mason concert. We drove home this morning – a 2-1/2 hour drive,  finished packing, and...