Dear me, You got this. (A letter to my past one-child self)

By Celeste Yesterday Claire guest posted on my blog and today I did on hers.  We pulled the old switcheroo on you.  She asked me to write about advice for having more than one kid (she has one kid :). I decided to write a letter to myself back when I had just one kid.  I was pretty overwhelmed at that point, so I think I would have benefited from my own advice to not be such a worrywart. Anyway, check it out:  post here. 1 Comment

Strengthening Marriage While Transitioning Into Parenthood

Strengthening Marriage while Transitioning Into Parenthood

By:  Claire Cervino This is my e-friend Claire.  Isn’t she and her little family the cutest?!  She crafts, she cooks, she’s an attorney- she’s pretty much superwoman.  Reading her blog, you can tell she has an excellent relationship with her husband, so I knew we needed to gain some of her wisdom and asked her to guest post.  They just had their first child six months ago, which can be a super rough transition.  Here’s some awesome tips on how to make it easier.    -Celeste Hi friends, my name is Claire and I’m happy to be here on A Thing… Read More

3 Tips To Help Your Marriage Survive That Little Green-eyed Monster (a.k.a. your newborn)

Three Tips to Help Your Marriage Survive a Newborn

Three tips to help your marriage survive a newborn. By:  Nancy Clark Celeste here.  Nancy has two qualities that made her perfect to write this guest post: she’s married and she just had a baby.  🙂  Also, she makes me laugh literally every time I’m around her and she’s my neighbor who feels obligated to say yes to me. She and her husband are so great together. We love them so.  Here’s Nancy. Obviously the little green-eyed monster I’m talking about isn’t jealousy, but your newborn. So maybe yours is actually a little blue-eyed or brown-eyed one, mine is still… Read More

THE CASE FOR KIDS

Last year sometime I got together with a bunch of gals from my hometown.  Most of us hadn’t seen each other in years.  Some were married, some not.  Some had kids, some not.  As the night progressed, the ladies with kids tended to congregate together to discuss the gamut of kid topics (public tantrum stories, sleep training, power struggles, etc etc).  I joined right in, chiming in with my kids’ antics.  After a while one of the married with no kids ladies said, “Sheesh, I don’t think I ever want kids.”  The comment was made in jest and no one… Read More