To quote Joyce Maynard...

It’s not only children who grow. Parents do, too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it myself.

April cleanliness brings May happiness.

That’s a saying, right?

Ready for a deep spring purge and clean? Us too. (Even if we have to force ourselves.) So we turned to the HGTV goddess of all things home and perfection, Joanna Gaines, for her best tips.

Mop it like its hot. ?

Ditch the work guilt.

We got to chat with the inspiring weeSpring Founder and author of new game-changing career guidebook Here’s The Plan Allyson Downey on all things maternity leave, equality at home, and unplugging on the weekends.

It’s Saturday.

Parents are busy. (Umm, yah.)

And throughout this busyness of parenting, we sometimes miss our spouse—the flirting and adult conversations. Sometimes it’s all “you finish dishes, I’ll do bath time” negotiations. One mama shares her story about missing her husband―the man she met 16 years ago outside that little Boston bar.

We feel you, mama. Pass the tissues, please. ?

Home(land) security.

We are raising our children in an age of terrorism, and the headlines can sometimes feel overwhelming. From 9/11 to Paris to the San Bernardino attack—we hear about this unpredictable violence all too often. So, how do we talk to our children about it? How do we parent in this scary world? And will we ever sleep at night without worrying about what could go wrong?

We got out of our heads and consulted the experts.

Homeland security expert and mother of three Juliette Kayyem shares her five best tips on how to raise confident children in scary times.

Phew, we feel better already.

Yours in peace, love, and parenting. ✌️❤️?