The Latin Quarter

The Latin Quarter

While taking an evening walk with my two-year-old twins, Dakota and Montana, I happened upon the Latin Quarter. Our family spent the summer in Europe, and we enjoyed every arrondissement tremendously. Walking in the Latin Quarter at night with a doub ...
Have 5 Kids, Will Travel

Have 5 Kids, Will Travel

Have you ever noticed that when you are on vacation, your child takes huge developmental leaps?  It’s because they are put on a fast track for transformation just by virtue of being taken out of their normal day-to-day life.  Now I know this se ...
6 Ways to Re-use UGGs (please stop wearing them!)

6 Ways to Re-use UGGs (please stop wearing them!)

Need to cite someone””a friend, a celebrity, yourself””for questionable mothering? Feel free to post pictures, videos or stories here. Today’s ticket goes out to moms who wear UGGs. But our resident fashion critic doesn’t just ...
A Day in the Life…

A Day in the Life…

Let me start out by stating that I am a first-time mommy of a beautiful baby boy named Jacob. He is the first grandson of the family and everyone is absolutely smitten. I know I am biased (what mom isn’t?), but he is quite a looker. His father ...
Why the French Aren’t Better Parents

Why the French Aren’t Better Parents

We’ve been living in Europe this summer and rented a beautiful apartment in Paris on the Isle St. Louis. It’s been a wonderful and amazing experience for our entire family. I’ve noticed a lot of things while living overseas. One thi ...
This Teenage Thing is Kicking My Ass.

This Teenage Thing is Kicking My Ass.

I have a 14-year-old daughter named Madison, and she’s amazing. I adore her. But I gotta tell ya, this teenage thing is kickin my ass. I told Madison I was gonna write about this, and what I planned to title my article, and we both laughed out ...
Fifty Shades of Hot Haikus–winners announced!

Fifty Shades of Hot Haikus–winners announced!

Thanks to all you hot mamas who submitted haikus to the Vitacost Fifty Shades of Grey haiku contest. Our panel of judges convened, and the results are in!  First, we have to give honorable mention to Licia P., for her cynical and hilarious take on th ...