A Working Mom’s Reflection on Daylight Savings Time

AKA: Everyone is awake. A Sleepless Rant.

We fail at bedtime. Regularly. They play with their toys like perfect angels at 11 pm and then lay in their beds and read. No parent wants to interrupt imaginary play time. And voluntary reading? We all want our kids to read more. Why can’t this happen at 2 pm? The Labit family really needs […]

Cars 3 – Review By A Mom With A Daughter

Will my daughter like this movie?

My husband wanted to take our kids to see Cars 3 for Father’s Day, so, while I was flying back from teaching a cloth diapering class at an event in Phoenix, he bought tickets. We went to a Sunday morning, 10:30am show with all four kids ranging in age from 4 – 14.  Four-year-old Louis […]

You hold our kite together. 

Dear Jimmy, Seventeen years ago, when we got married in front of a few people at that church we rented….  neither of us could have ever dreamed what life had prepared ahead of us.  Little did we know that the decision to get pregnant with our first baby was going to be the beginning of some of […]

I hate this day. And I love this day. 

If I defined my success as a mom by June Cleaver's standards or by the home room moms who never talk to me because they don't know me, I'm a failure.

June Cleaver vs. the Working Mom

It’s Mother’s Day. And for some reason, I still have visions of the ideal mom looking like doing my job as the CEO of a mid-sized company while also meeting the standard of the 1950s version of the June Cleaver mom. I hate this day. I love this day. The working mom life means that […]

Mother’s Day – Six Ways To Be Thoughtful

Mother’s Day can be a challenge for anyone.  Choosing the right gifts around special days can make things even more difficult.  It doesn’t take an expensive gift to make a mom feel special though, so today, I’m writing about six meaningful ways to make the mother of your children feel special – without spending a ton of money. […]

Red Sharpie On The White Couch

If you follow my life as founder and CEO of Cotton Babies,  you know that I am married, have four young children and a healthy business.  I travel frequently.  Between the kids, our jobs, and my travel schedule, our family life can be chaotic.  The post below was written at the height of an incredibly stressful day. […]

Is Disney worth it with toddlers?

Early this spring, I got a call from Disney inviting us to come down for a weekend with our two littlest people. They had a weekend planned for bloggers with preschoolers and wanted us to participate. We actually had a window in our schedule and agreed to take Louis (just turned two) and Elsie (just […]

The Real Story of Cotton Babies

The exhilaration of seeing two pink lines on the pregnancy test for the first time fifteen years ago is a feeling I won’t soon forget.  I called my friend and had a squealing moment about those two pink lines.  Then I had to take the other test… just to be sure.  It felt amazing. I’d dreamed about having a […]