The new year is just around the corner and in the midst of running around and preparing for the holidays, taking care of our daily chores of home and child care, as well as hopefully squeezing in some “me” time, many of use are also looking forward to a new year full of promise and opportunity of great things to come! And while some of us may have a clear sense of direction and focus for all we hope to achieve in 2014, many of us still need some motivation, encouragement and clarity on how exactly to “jump start”...

Who is Santa without his reindeer? These guys just don’t get enough credit for carrying Santa and all his gift’s around the world on Christmas Eve…but they sure do make cute cookies…that are super easy for anyone, even your little ones, to make! Ingredients Sugar Cookies – bake your own or buy a ready to bake package Chocolate Covered Pretzels for deer antlers M & Ms for eyes and a nose Icing (optional) Step 1: Bake Sugar Cookies Step 2: When cookies are removed from oven, immediately add antlers (pretzels)...

Sisterly Love! – Camryn (20 months) and Amaya (9 yrs) from Fremont, CA ...

Name: MELANIE SNARE Children & Ages: MARIAH (5) & MAKENZIE (3) Hometown: Waynesville, NC Current Location: Atlanta, GA (since 2001) Quick Bio: I guess the phrase I hear most often is “I don’t know how you do it all” which was what inspired my blog – www.howshedoesitall.com. And honestly, I don’t know all the answers either. But, I take great pride in being a career-driven woman with goals and dreams, all while teaching my daughters by example to form and chase their own dreams. They are my world and...

I recently had an opportunity to be part of a local news story on dangers and hazards that can be found in a baby’s room. Patti Laird from Safer Kids and Homes came over to my home to show me what types of problems may exist and how to make them baby-proof! Local 10 (Miami) Reporter Constance Jones was also there to interview us for her story! Some of the potential issues discussed were use of crib bumpers, pillows and blankets in the crib, also the need to bolt down and anchor shelves and dressers to prevent them from toppling...

Babycenter has released it’s list of it’s top baby names for 2013 and for the first time in 8 years Aiden is not holding the number one spot on the boy’s side, however Sophia remains firmly in the top spot for girls’ names, for the fourth year in a row! I’ve listed the top 10 for each sex below…for the complete list for the top 100 click here. Girls Sophia Emma Olivia Isabella Mia Ava Lily Zoe Emily Chloe Boys Jackson Aiden Liam Lucas Noah Mason Jayden Ethan Jacob Jack When it comes to picking a...

My hair is falling out!! I know it’s normal to lose some hair post-pregnancy, but seriously, strands of my hair are ALL OVER THE HOUSE! First off, I am a “shed-er,” my hair naturally tends to fall out (probably because I have so much), so even pre-pregnancy, it wasn’t uncommon to see my hair all over the bathroom floor. However, that paired with the postpartum hair loss, is nothing short of annoying, and I know my “other half” think it’s pretty “gross” too – mind you, he sports...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and holiday cookies are synonymous with the yearly event, which these days is like a month long celebration (at least), of parties, gift exchanges and non-stop eating! Here’s a festive treat that’s always a crowd favorite. Ingredients 1 package of Oreo Cookies (can use regular or double stuff) 1 pack of cream cheese (8 oz. size) 1 package of Almond Bark (for White Chocolate Coasting) Sprinkles (Green & Red of course!) **will need small paper cups for each “cookie...

Triple Threat! Sisters – Harlow (23 months) and fraternal twins Kendall & Khloe (14 months) ...

Name: Mary Jane Remo Ng Children & Ages: Ava (6), Stella & Preston (20 months) Hometown/Current Location: San Francisco, CA Quick Bio: Happily married for 7 years now, a stay at home mom and an entrepreneur. As a young girl I always dreamed of being a mommy and having 3 kids which included a set of twins. I’m proud to say my dreams have become a reality! Having twins has put an amazing dynamic into our family life and definitely keeps us on our toes! I recently partnered with the Dr’s who created Proactiv in their...

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