Tree Ornament Storage to Keep Treasures Safe

January 10, 2017 | in: happy home, holiday fun

ūüéĄ This weekend all our Christmas and winter holiday decorations were put away. It was a fun family effort, with all five of wrapping and working together…but it is such …more

Breaking Up With Salt for the Kids

December 22, 2016 | in: healthy living

I am honored to have partnered with the American Heart Association’s #BreakUpWithSalt campaign to tell my story of learning how dangerous too much salt can be for health.¬† When I …more

Festive Front Doors with Tree Classics Garlands

December 15, 2016 | in: happy home, holiday fun

I am so over getting up on ladders to hang holiday lights, or putting hours into wrapping the front yard greenery in a complicated lighting system. But I still want …more

We don’t need another sweater: Heifer International

December 5, 2016 | in: GIFT GUIDE, holiday gift guide, social good

Four year old boy feeding goats at his family’s farm in Uganda made possible by donations to Heifer International.¬† We have seven million LEGOS. Closets of clothes. Posses of princess …more

prAna Proves Fair Trade is Chic, Plus a Discount Code

November 30, 2016 | in: style

  I just received two pieces of clothing items for review from prAna and I’m impressed. I like that I did not have to sacrifice style while making an eco-friendly, …more

Best Laptop Black Friday Deal from QVC and HP

November 15, 2016 | in: holiday gift guide, tech

Best Black Friday Weekend Deal Ever: HP 15 Series Laptop on QVC¬† We can always need a new laptop in our house. The adults’ become outmoded. The kids are growing …more

OshKosh for Kids’ Holiday Clothes GIVEAWAY

November 11, 2016 | in: giveaways, products I love, shopping

In our house, we¬†need a little Christmas, right this very minute. This year, and every year. In the A Parent in America family, we start singing Christmas carols before Thanksgiving. …more

#DearFutureMe: This Is Why You Are So Tired

November 8, 2016 | in: healthy living

Dear Future Me,¬† When you are dragging during the day and wondering why you are so exhausted, do not think it is because you did not pound enough coffee. It …more

Vote for Clean Air for Our Kids

October 20, 2016 | in: healthy living

I live right outside Washington, DC in Silver Spring, Maryland, and although I adore my adopted hometown and region, it has some of the worst air quality in the nation. …more

Subscription Box for Girls: Monday Sparkles (Awesome!)

October 13, 2016 | in: holiday gift guide, products I love, teens

My daughters Eve and Alice were beside themselves with excitement when the Monday Sparkles subscription box arrived in the mail!¬†Monday Sparkles is a tween subscription box company for girls ages …more

SHOP STYLE PICKS

October 8, 2016 | in: SHOP STYLE PICKS

Luminous iPhone Case with LED Selfie Light $9.10 Joe’s Jeans Women’s Icon Midrise Skinny Jean in Jet Black $75 Steve Madden over the knee boot $65 Rebecca Minkoff Geo Quilted …more

Le Tote Review, $25 Off and Tips for Clothes Borrowing Services

August 2, 2016 | in: shopping, style

I love online clothes borrowing services.¬† While others may like subscription boxes or style curation mailings of fashion for purchase, I like to use dresses, tops, purses and earrings like …more

Absolutely Fabulous, The Movie: Review by Meredith Nassihi

July 21, 2016 | in: get a sitter, moms night out, movies

Today, July 22, 2016, should be a national holiday: the #AbFabMovie hits American theaters! My dear friend Meredith Nassihi and I were AbFab fans way back in college, and I …more

Pilgrimage Gal Kathryn Ferguson Lives Unlimited

June 28, 2016 | in: faith, love

Beloved¬†girlfriends. Intimates. Bosom friends. Sisters from another mister. If you have them, you are blessed beyond measure. In this crazy, hectic world of mothering, marriage, work and struggle, the love …more

Kid Apps for Mom’s Phone: Dumb Ways JR

June 13, 2016 | in: preschoolers, tech

Remember Dumb Ways to Die, that catchy, memorable and highly effective animated PSA about¬†safe behavior around trains? My older kids Charlie and Eve thought it was genius, and the kid-friendly …more