Today My Last Three Year Old Turns Four

I have one hour left of having my last three-year-old. Tomorrow – my third child, my Benjamin, will wake up four years old. The Transition From Age Three to Age Four The transition from age three to age four struck me hard each time it happened. Since the beginning of the month it hit meContinue reading “Today My Last Three Year Old Turns Four”

X My Daughter is 10! X

A decade. A decade has passed since I felt the excitement of the unknown of becoming a mom. A decade filled with turning over, first steps, first words, sleepless nights. A decade of passing along clothes too small that I never thought would fit you. A decade of not knowing if I’d ever sleep againContinue reading “X My Daughter is 10! X”

Our Town: Act 3, Mark Duplass & Perspective on Kids

I was playing at the playground yesterday with my son, who is currently two years and nine months old. I was playing at a playground where I used to take my middle son, now five. I was looking at my little one – in my middle son’s old clothes – standing in the exact placeContinue reading “Our Town: Act 3, Mark Duplass & Perspective on Kids”

This Is 40 (and 7 months…)

I wrote this in April, turned 40 in May, and am publishing it December 31st, 2018… all I can say is this – 40 doesn’t feel any different than 39… minus needing my glasses a bit more… I had hoped to publish this before my birthday on the Huffington Post but they switched their formatContinue reading “This Is 40 (and 7 months…)”

What Mom’s of Young Kids Really Want for Mother’s Day

Around this time of year the topic of what moms really want for Mother’s Day always comes up. So I was thinking what do I really want? The list below pretty much sums it up. The good news is – most of these don’t cost anything, your kids can “give” them to you too, andContinue reading “What Mom’s of Young Kids Really Want for Mother’s Day”

ChipBits for Jump Starting Your 2018

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. No one needs more pressure. However, I do believe a new year brings renewal, revival and the opportunity to change and improve. With that said, at the end of January, I present: The Mint Chip Mama’s 2018 ChipBits (sorry) for the New Year Hopefully some of these willContinue reading “ChipBits for Jump Starting Your 2018”

Tuck Everlasting – The New Broadway Musical!

“Where There’s Water There’s Opportunity” Photo Credit: Wikipedia, 2016 Broadway Playbill There are only a few books that have left a big impression on my life. The Red Tent is one, Our Town is another, but by far – the book that is and has been my favorite story of all time is Tuck Everlasting byContinue reading “Tuck Everlasting – The New Broadway Musical!”

Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower EVER!

Pregnancy is an interesting time in one’s life. It is a finite, life changing experience that may come to you never, once or multiple times. It is a time of bonding for women and a time when you sit in awe of your body and what it can do. It is also a very socialContinue reading “Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower EVER!”

Turks and Caicos – The Perfect Getaway!

‘Twas just a fortnight ago I sat on the sea’s edge with my paramour quietly reading. How lovely it was to have no clock, no responsibilities, and no dependents nearby handing me a booger. As I opined in my Huffington Post piece last month “Vacation: All We Ever Wanted. Vacation: Miles to Getaway!” it wasContinue reading “Turks and Caicos – The Perfect Getaway!”

She Said, Shut Up and Play with Me

  Facebook Twitter #PlayPledge #GeniusOfPlay As an only child I always longed for someone who wanted to play with me. It didn’t help that the games of the time were I’m Telling and Double Dare – both sibling games. As they sat on my shelf collecting dust, I realized two player games were just not inContinue reading “She Said, Shut Up and Play with Me”

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