Cut Yourself A Little Slack

"When will my kid...?" The milestones doctors don't track.

Whitney Beatty

When I had kids, I had a lot of questions for my doctor about certain milestones. But I never asked because most of my questions were, admittedly, a little selfish. As much as I adore my children, I'm always curious about that next level of independence that will let me drink a cup of coffee, read a book on a park bench instead of pushing them on the swings, and spend time at family events chatting with other adults instead of standing in the bathroom wiping what seems like a conveyor belt of butts. Now that I've hit some of...

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How to create a magical Easter experience when you just now realized that Easter is in two days.

Whitney Beatty easter last-minute magic

How to create a magical Easter experience when you just now realized that Easter is in two days.

I feel bad admitting this, because I know of it's theological importance, but Easter is always going to have a bit of a tough time. Growing up Catholic, I frequently heard frustrated mutterings of Christmas being the less important, but more celebrated holiday and why that indicated a problem in society at large. I am absolutely not here to debate that, I mean, society DOES have some problems. But I would like to offer an alternate point of view: Christmas is easier to celebrate because it's Always. On. The. Same. Day. Easter jumps around every year, and that's why people...

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