This Mom’s Open Letter to Target: The Real Reason We’re Boycotting {It’s Not What You Think}

Dear Target, From the beginning of your business venture, your CEO's, executives, marketing teams - everyone down to my local branch manager - have dreamed up and executed a brilliant strategy. You realized that in order to secure yourselves a place next to Walmart you would need to hone in on a very specific consumer, one … Continue reading This Mom’s Open Letter to Target: The Real Reason We’re Boycotting {It’s Not What You Think}

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When I Heard The Bells

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year! Nothing gets me like twinkling lights, sweet spices and the music that has made the holidays magical from my childhood. One song in particular struck a chord with us this year as my 5-year-old and I listened to choruses to decide her Christmas solo. Nearly as soon as we … Continue reading When I Heard The Bells

The Stay-At-Home Mom That Stays At Home

Hello, my name is Jasmine and I'm a Stay-At-Home-Mom. No, I'm not introducing myself at SAHM's Anonymous; more like the "stay-at-home-mom's that don't want to stay at home club". I can't help it - I can't sit still! NOT that I'm sitting still at home with my LIttle Miss and Mr. Not a chance! But … Continue reading The Stay-At-Home Mom That Stays At Home

How To Teach Your Kids About Modesty {And Why It’s Important}

I was at a BBQ recently with my 4-year-old daughter when she called me over to a little group of teenie-bopper girls she was sitting with. "Mom," she called in that infamous tell-tale voice, "We've got a problem." Upon my approach, however, I saw no spilled lemonade, everyone was smiling, and there wasn't a trace of blood anywhere. "What's the matter?" I asked, confused but not surprised. 4-year-old divas going on 35 always have a problem - they're like birds. They migrate to find drama and they usually go in flocks. "Somebody," she began, exaggeratedly peering around the group, "Has shorts on that are TOO short." She delivered her last line with all the confidence of an old grandmother lecturing those young whipper snappers, and no, to my horror and dismay, there was no way the comment went by unnoticed. It was well heard by everyone in the group. I wanted to melt into the floor. But she was right. Somebody DID have on shorts that were too short, and it was my 4-year-old that had the guile to address the problem.

Think Spring: 5 Tricks To Banish Winter Blues

I love Maine. And I love winter. But there is a point in any relationship where there CAN be too much of a good thing. We're there. Here we are, just days away from March, and there's still snow up to our front porch! Today was yet another snow day, and we have more storms lined … Continue reading Think Spring: 5 Tricks To Banish Winter Blues

Busy Mom’s Guide: Last-Minute Valentine’s Day

I love holidays! Especially ones that include roses, chocolate, and romance. Yes, that's me, I am absolutely a Valentine's Day sucker. But the difference this year is that I have no time. No. Time. Not that I couldn't make time, but I found it creeping up on me so quickly and before I know it, we're less than a … Continue reading Busy Mom’s Guide: Last-Minute Valentine’s Day

Busy Mom’s Guide: Clean Freak’s Best Friend

I recently made a discovery. It was not a pleasant one. I was cleaning my microwave and stove top, minding my own business, when I was suddenly accosted by a disgusting reality. There, in my kitchen, was perhaps the dirtiest thing I have ever seen in my life! (That statement is only slightly exaggerated.) Precariously perched above where we … Continue reading Busy Mom’s Guide: Clean Freak’s Best Friend

Busy Mom’s Guide: Keeping Your Sanity Through Another Snow Day

If I could manage to push my front door open against the 2+ feet of NEW snow that fell last night, and wade outside into the white abyss at this very moment, I'm nearly positive I would hear the resounding cry of mothers all over the state shouting, 'Again??' Yes, here in Downeast Maine we are experiencing … Continue reading Busy Mom’s Guide: Keeping Your Sanity Through Another Snow Day

Busy Mom’s Guide: How To Beat A Cold (With Shopping List!)

So you've got cold. Of course you do, it's wintertime and it's nearly impossible to avoid the sniffles from November-March (or September-June if you live in New England...). You stock up on vitamins, eat clean, and steer clear of the coughing lady in Walmart, but you still find yourself succumbing to the sore throat/icky chills … Continue reading Busy Mom’s Guide: How To Beat A Cold (With Shopping List!)