No Mayo! No Worries! Tailgating Menu Plan

We love outdoor shindigs when the weather is still warm with just a whisper of crisp to it. Buuuuuuttt, there’s just one fly in the apple cider: how to keep food safe. Ellen: I’ll admit it, I am the food poisoning police. I blame my Microbiology degree and delicate stomach. I cannot stand to serve […]

Pumpkin All the Baby Things! Fall Baby Shower Ideas

It’s that time of year again. Time for pumpkin coffee and pumpkin muffins and pumpkin ice cream and pumpkin shampoo and pumpkin dog food . . . oh, you get the picture. Well, if you are going to pumpkin all the things, you might as well not stop at baby showers. Erin was pretty blown […]

5 Moms to Avoid at School Open House

We know you’re rocking your mothering gig quite well, but we just might have some tips that will make your life even easier. When it comes to back-to-school we’ve got some experience: Erin is a 15 year veteran, if you count preschool, and Ellen is right behind earning her stripes at 14 years. Right about […]

The NFL Needs a Better Imagination When It Comes to Domestic Violence

Why did the NFL have to see the video of former Baltimore Raven, Ray Rice, actually hitting his then-fiancée to take serious action? Well, actually, the NFL needed to have the public see the video of Rice hitting his fiancée to take action, but that is another ugly side of this tale. For now, I’m […]

We’ve Got the Power! MyCharge Giveaway!

  The kids are back to school, but there’s no rest for the weary! With the school year in full swing, there’s no slowing down. In fact, things can start getting pretty hectic with your work, your kids’ homework, after-school clubs, sports, music lessons, carpools, birthday parties, and play dates . . . the list […]

Postcards from the Edge: Books About Grief and Loss and Hope

Grief takes you places. These can be dark, hard, lonely places where a tsunami of emotions threatens to pull you under. When you are moving through that forbidding space, you may be looking for anything that can bring a little light into the dark corners.  We like what T. H. White’s Merlyn says in The […]

The PTA Can Be A Suburban Scourge

Have you gathered your pitchforks? Put them away! We’re pro volunteering, we swear! Volunteering makes this world a sweeter place to live and we strive to encourage giving hearts in our children. BUT (you knew there was a but), sometimes we feel like the butt of some cosmic PTA joke because nothing is ever simple. […]