by Cindy Hopper
Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. I love thinking of ‘puntastic’ gifts. You know, those clever play on words paired with a little gift. I especially like it when the gift is useful. I think this oven mitt filled with fun gadgets is just that.
by Mir Kamin
The reality is that I hope someday (maybe even someday soonish…) my teens will leave me and be able to feed themselves more than just ramen. So when the opportunity to try out Blue Apron came up, I said yes because I knew it meant a meal my teens could prepare with zero assistance from me, and it would be balanced, nutritious, and would not result in a crime scene of wasted food in my kitchen. (Also, we have a special offer for Alpha Mom readers if you want to sign up, too!)
by Wendi Aarons
now that my boys are 11 and 13, there are a lot more shows that we can all enjoy and watch together. No more gritting our teeth through painful kid programming like The Wonder Pets or the one show that makes me want to scratch my skin off with a dull butter knife—Jessie. We’re in the sweet spot where we can happily meet in the middle with entertainment that isn’t too kid or too adult. Here are some of our family’s current favorites.