Janssen Bradshaw

Janssen lives in North Carolina with her husband and their two little girls. A former librarian, she is an obsessive reader, especially of picture books, young adult novels, and adult non-fiction. She also loves food in any form, whether it’s trying a new restaurant or making dinner at home with her little sidekicks. Her lifestyle blog, Everyday Reading, features daily style, book recommendations, and her family's favorite recipes. You can also find Janssen on Twitter, Instagram and Google+.

An Indoor Summer Activity for the Whole Family

This summer, our family has discovered bowling.

I don’t know why it never struck me before that this was an ideal outing even with the under-two crowd, but it’s perfect.

Bowling with a Toddler

Summer Inspired Baby Names

My first baby was born smack in the middle of summer (and I was living in an apartment with no air-conditioning).

At the time, I didn’t even consider using a summer-inspired name, but now, as summer takes the stage, I’m loving the idea of a name that reflects this sunny time of year:

How to Go Running with a Toddler in the Stroller

So you had a baby, and wanted to keep (or start!) running.

You bought a jogging stroller and now you’re ready to hit the road.

Running with a Toddler

When my daughter was about 18 months, I started doing a run most mornings with a couple of other moms in my neighborhood. We’d all push our strollers, and we all got pretty good at keeping everyone happy during our four-mile loop.

Here are some tips that have helped me when my toddler wasn’t necessarily that thrilled:

Running with a Toddler

10 Ways I Stay Sane as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Staying home with kids isn’t for wimps. It can be really exhausting, even though there are lots of rewards too.

I know it’s important to keep myself functioning at a high level so I can keep up with my energetic little girls. Here are 10 ways I keep things running smoothly for me and my family. Some are big and others are just little things that make a big difference for me:

Stay at home mom

Stay at home mom

You Might Be a Parent If. . .

Sometimes, when I’m out in public without my children, I wonder if people can tell I’m a mom.

Either way, I know I’m a parent and here are ten things that give me away:

You Might be a Parent If

You Might be a Parent If
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