We Survived A Year Of Remote Learning!

We did it. We made it. We survived a year of remote learning. I’m talking to you. I’m talking to me. I’m talking to our kids. I’m talking to all the educators who reeled in a screen of little faces every single day and administrators who made it all work. Oh my gosh. WE MADEContinue reading “We Survived A Year Of Remote Learning!”

My Last Little Baby Boy Turned Five – And Off He Goes Into The World…

Somehow, without permission, my little baby boy – my youngest – my snuggly lapdog – my bonus suburb baby – my last little baby boy – turned five. I’m not quite sure how we got here. Especially because I’m still trying to come to terms with my oldest – who is now eleven – turningContinue reading “My Last Little Baby Boy Turned Five – And Off He Goes Into The World…”

Fun 90’s Movies To Watch With Your Family Today!

As a sister post to my “Fun 80’s Movies to Watch with Your Family Today” post, I present the continuation, cleverly called – Fun 90’s Movies to Watch with Your Family Today! The 90’s was a decade that brought us Clueless, and a time when I started going to the movies alone with my friends.Continue reading “Fun 90’s Movies To Watch With Your Family Today!”

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”

My First Baby, My Daughter is 10!

My First Baby, My Daughter is 10! 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 ofContinue reading “My First Baby, My Daughter is 10!”

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!”

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