Category: Lists


The Priceless Wedding Gift I Will Give My Son

This post was originally published at the online magazine Masalamommas. Everyone tells you that it is easier to raise a boy than a girl. They keep telling you that there is a lot at stake for a girl, and you really have to worry about her future. But I’ve read a lot of books, and thought a lot about this; just as much is at stake for a boy. I...


Four Ways of Arriving on Time to a Party with Kids

It’s Friday evening and you just got home. The clock is flashing 5:10 pm and it has completely slipped your mind that in a few hours you are invited to another princess-themed birthday party. The chaos part of your brain is activated; that same part that dreads every invitation to a party that involves bringing the kids. You can either scramble to get ready, fumbling through the fiasco, or you...


Five Steps to Throwing the Perfect Dinner Party (Without Losing Your Sanity)

Dinner parities can be overwhelming and exhausting, especially when you have two plus children and/or a full-time job. Depending on your level of commitment and patience, the planning and execution can be simplified if you take it one day at a time. Below I’ve listed 5 steps to calm the nerves and create a seamless dinner party that you can have the luxury of enjoying. 1. Getting organized. You know...