Sip n’ See

Mandy Arioto we love

Hello, Darling… Welcome to our brand-sparkling-new blog that has been created especially for all of us. You, me and all our friends. Because we are all in this together right? We’ve been working on it for months and are so …

Father Factor

Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend essentials

The Q: How do my kids’ relationships with their father or another male role model affect how they approach relationships with their parents and others now and in the future? A: It’s almost impossible to overestimate the importance of a …

My Hospital Confession

Hello Dearest honestly

Hello, Dearest I have a confession: I didn’t feel that “instant love” that moms talk about when they first see their child. Please understand, I love my child. I loved her before I saw her, before I held her. But …

Queen for a Day

Alicia Bruxvoort honestly

“What do you really want for Mother’s Day?” my 10-year-old daughter asked on a Sunday morning as I stashed the breakfast dishes in the dishwasher and scrubbed drizzles of caramel off the kitchen counter. I glanced at the clock, at …

The Baby Registry Shuffle

Rachel Oliver honestly

Hello, Dearest I’ve changed the pack n’ play three times on my baby registry, the highchair twice, and I go back and forth deleting and re-adding the adorable birdie swing. Who knew there would be so much pressure registering for …