Until 1994, parents were encouraged to put their child to sleep on their stomachs. Our foremothers likely gave birth under Twilight Sleep. Growing up, TV was an accessible babysitter. Spanking is still hotly debated today.   Sometimes it can teeter on mommy-shaming...
I had the same old argument with my husband the other night.  Honestly, it's not even an argument. It's a communication issue. It appears that we are saying the same things, but not hearing each other. More times than not,...

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For me, being a mom has meant both rarely being alone and yet often feeling lonely. Much to my surprise, however, I’ve found a lot of support online. I know I’m not the only one looking for it there-- but...
Recently, I was cooking and I had an epiphany. I have two colanders. No, that can't be right. Why do I have two colanders? I don't need two colanders. Not only do I have two colanders but I also...
If you ask me about my mom, I'll tell you she died in 2012. If you are interested, I'll tell you she was diagnosed with a brain tumor out of the blue when she was still in her late...
So what happens when you move from a big city with a huge variety of people and many drastically differing opinions to a small town with a seemingly overwhelmingly singular point of view? You feel out of place, that’s...
Let’s talk kid gifting. Are you Team Toys or Team No More Toys? I used to be on Team No More Toys. Clutter gives me anxiety so anything I could do to reduce the volume of toys and rainbow-colored things...
From the moment society discovers we're pregnant, they want to know...they NEED to know: is it a boy or a girl? I find this question so mind-boggling because no matter the answer the stranger is given, their response is the...
It feels like as soon as you get pregnant you are bombarded with questions. Are you getting an epidural? Will you breastfeed? Do you believe in co-sleeping? Are you going back to work? When? Have you baby proofed yet?...
A few months ago, I tried to cut out Facebook friends who live in the same town. It was a grand experiment to see if it was possible to reject online society in favor of in-real-life friendships. It both...
This post is in partnership with JORD Watches - Giveaway Below! One of our favorite types of posts to read around the blog world is Gift Guides! There's something fun and inspiring to see what other people suggest for gift-giving. For...
Several years ago, pre-husband and family I was mulling over Valentine’s Cards in Target. It felt like there was a brick in my stomach and I couldn’t bring myself to muster an ounce of excitement over the upcoming holiday...

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Introducing Wee Scotty Sewing & Craft Boutique: Your new downtown source...

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Lynne Gallagher, Wee Scotty owner, and master seamstress formed the idea for Wee Scotty while sewing on her machine with her infant daughter sitting...