A brief recap of the Springboard Boston Conference


Last week, I attended my first BlogHer conference in New York City. A couple of caveats about my experience: 1) I only went to the conference for one day; 2) I was wearing my favorite accessory – my 9 week old baby girl. I’m sure these factors greatly affected my experience, but I’d like to […]


Happy New Year! January 3rd, 2012 marks my one year anniversary of blogging, and what a year it has been! According to Google Analytics, here are my top posts from 2011. I hope you enjoy revisiting a few of them or catching up on posts you may have missed. This blog is way better than […]


We’re back from a wonderful four day trip to Cape Cod where we had lots of beach and pool time, delicious outdoor meals, and some fun firsts like Baby’s first lick of ice cream and first time riding a carousel. I hope all of my Canadian friends had a very Happy Canada Day and that […]


I am a big fan of Mirassou Winery for two reasons: I love their wine (specifically their Pinot Noir and their Riesling!) and their commitment to helping people turn their dreams into reality with the Mirassou Bright Ideas Grant Program. My husband and I have been enjoying Mirassou wine all year, so I was very […]


Today is a good day! I’ve got a guest post up at Typical Suburban Family about the life lessons I’ve learned from my favorite, little teacher. Also, it’s a gorgeous day, and Baby and I are looking forward to a free Mama and Baby yoga class today, as well as a long walk with friends. […]


I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend! We’ve had some great meals out – and I just love seeing Baby enjoy being at restaurants so much. Every time we eat out, I feel so thankful that we did Baby Led Weaning as I watch Baby happily feed himself everything from tortilla chips to shitake […]


Welcome to the April Carnival of Natural Parenting: Compassionate Advocacy This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared how they advocate for healthy, gentle parenting choices compassionately. Please read to the end to find a list […]


If you read my post: What is BPA? Why is it bad? What can I do?, you know we need to do everything we can to remove BPA from our food packaging. Here’s something very important you can do that will only take a second! Please consider signing this petition from Let’s Get BPA […]


I hope you are all having a fun weekend! We’ve had an exciting one so far. On Saturday morning, I was thrilled and honored to find out that I am the SITS Girl in the Spotlight this weekend. Welcome to all of my new SITS-tahs stopping by for the first time! Baby, Hubby, and I […]


I’m the SITS Girl in the Spotlight!

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

I am SO honored to be featured as the SITS Girl in the Spotlight this weekend! If you are a blogger, you can visit the feature and link up your blog at the bottom of their post, so head on over! If you’re not familiar with SITS, the acronym stands for The Secret to Success […]


I can’t believe the month of March – and Code Name: Mama’s March of Kindness is over – it really flew by! March felt really special thanks to my goal of committing a random act of kindness every day. Some were bigger than others, like my post listing 35 things I love about my husband […]


A mind blowing story! – Breastfeeding Saved My Son’s Life by Sasha at One Rich Mother The recipe I will definitely be trying since Baby is obsessed with hummus: The Best Hummus Recipe Ever by Galit at These Little Waves Bloggers, there’s an Earth Day blog carnival coming up! I can’t wait to participate and […]


Here are some of my favorite posts from this week: I’m so honored, and so happy because apparently kindness is contagious!: Saturday Sparkle – Commenter of the Week by Bibi at Daily Organized Chaos This week was International Women’s Day. I love this post for highlighting how far we have come and how far we […]


Today is my second Sunday Surf post, where I will share some posts that I loved reading this week. I hope you enjoy them! I’m so honored! The first thing I would like to share is that I am so honored to be Instinctual Mamas’ First Instinctual Mama Blogger of the Month! If you would […]


It’s Week 8 of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop Topic: Milestones **We have a new format, please check out the details below** Hosts: Life With Levi The Slacker Mom & Diary Of A Devil Dog Wife This Week’s Guest Host: I Thought I Knew Mama Here are the guidelines for this blog hop: Add yourself to […]


Whether you buy into the hoopla of Valentine’s Day or not, here are two quick and easy ways you can have a heart and share your love this week: – Send a valentine to Congress to let them know you support quality, affordable childcare and early education. Click on this Moms Rising link to access […]


Now that I’ve made it through my first month of blogging, I’m taking on a new challenge called The Winter ProBlogger 31DBBB which stands for 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. Hopefully, this means you’ll be spending time exploring an evolved and more enjoyable version of my current blog very soon! Today is day […]


It’s Friday and time to reflect back on my week with Baby. Here are three things my little love taught me this week: Babies get jealous of computers. While I was celebrating my blog’s one month anniversary this week, my sweet boy was making it very clear that I need to relax a little about blogging […]