Author Archive | Ilyse Kaplan

Organizing the Attack of the Never Ending Toys

Toy Storage: Organizing the Attack of the Never Ending Toys

I’ll start this post by saying we are so fortunate to have people who love our kiddo so much they want to buy her all the toys. Seriously, we know how lucky we are. We know that not all kids have this privilege and it is a privilege. When the toys started rolling in after she was […]

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On Being a Girl Mom

My daughter is strong and brave. She will try anything once — dirt, rocks, water from a hose, dog food.  She climbs past the big kids to slide down the slide herself at the park. Slipping, splashing around in a puddle in our driveway, and she laughs. She points at a big dog at the […]

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Social Media Mom

June 12th, 2015 I posted a chap-lipped, bags-under the eyes, selfie on Instagram of me and my 1-month-old baby and wrote the following for all the social media world to see: I told myself I wouldn’t Instagram spam with baby pictures, but someone recently told me new mothers do this as a way to document […]

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10 (In Home) Date Night Ideas

10 (In Home) Date Night Ideas

As mothers we are constantly busy — changing diapers, getting kids dressed, getting kids fed, driving kids around, calming kids down, rolling around on the floor with kids, keeping kids entertained — god forbid you get a moment to feed yourself or shower. When bedtime finally arrives and after the third, no fourth attempt, the baby is […]

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