How did we ever survive without smartphones? From calendars to reminders to Facebook and Amazon Prime, they’re a busy parent’s best friend. We’ve collected this list of our favorite useful apps for parents trying to juggle everything. And most of them are free!
I think we’re all guilty of wanting to really embody the ‘new year, new me’ mantra, but then our new habits slip and our old habits come creeping back. Here are some resolutions you can actually keep -- probably.
Today, let’s dedicate a few minutes together, looking back on 2018 and looking forward to 2019.
Coffee is not, and likely never will be, my jam. I’ve tried it in every country I’ve been to (apparently Costa Rica and Brazil are supposed to have good coffee), but I think it all tastes like dirt water. However, I want to be able to partake in the “hot drink in a cool mug while curled up with a cozy blanket” festivities just like everyone else. So I present to you my top three warm drinks that aren’t coffee.
Our resident book experts pick their very best reads for 2018.
There used to be so much misinformation floating around about HIV and AIDS, and in a lot of ways there still is. It’s easy to feel disconnected from it if IT stays over there and WE stay over here. Here’s a personal experience shared by a contributor that reminds us to remember the humanity associated with the illness.
We’re in the thick of it with winter break and we all know what happens when the kids are home from school, lacking their normal routine, with potentially bad weather days... the house gets trashed. This year I'm putting a little structure to our winter break to help keep my house from looking like it's been looted on a daily basis.
Everybody's been talking about it, and I read so many passionate but vague reviews that I kind of assumed it just sucked like Sharknado. As with most things that are A Thing, I even gave it a number of loving nicknames, including but not limited to: Bird Pox, Bart Spots, Bark Spas, Barn Troughs, Bar Hops, Blart Cops, Bard Boss, and one of my personal favorites, Bird Bras. I finally watched this shit last night and I'm here to tell you what I feel you need to know about this movie, and I'll keep it low on the spoilers.
If I were to place myself on the scale of cooking ability, I would say that I am exactly halfway between “Can’t boil water to save her life” and “Michelin-starred chef.”
“I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.” -Carrie Fisher
My favorite holiday is Boxing Day. This is admittedly weird because I’m American and Boxing Day isn’t a thing here. It is, however, a major thing for my husband and me.
“There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting.” -Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
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I’ve spent countless hours reading about cleaning, and twice as much searching on Pinterest for the perfect cleaning schedule/guide. (Spoiler alert: there are no cleaning guides on Pinterest that involve the house just cleaning itself, which is a real letdown.)
The holidays keep us busy, busy, busy. Rushing around for gifts, planning to host guests, and attending parties makes this time of year feel like a mad dash. The last thing we want are clothes that aren’t comfortable, but we also don’t want to show up to Aunt Sally’s Christmas potluck looking like we rolled out of bed.
Is it satire? Is it just a fad? Is it dangerous? We’re talking about a new trend that is taking the fashion world by storm, leaving no millennial standing with frigid ankles. Editor E. Tempesta takes an inside look at the scene that is embracing this polarizing clothing choice.
As someone who’s celebrated Christmas both in the US and in Norway, I love to talk to people about the differences, and most of all how peculiar Norwegian Christmas celebrations are.
How shared journaling can help life partners work through difficult conversations with love and thoughtfulness.