Mar 4 2015

The Weird and Wonderful Sentimentality of Old Clothing

A baby's sleeper, a dad's jacket, a mom's sweater...some things we can bear to throw away

by: Tanya Enberg

clothing nostalgia

Maybe everyone has an item of clothing tattered with holes sitting in their closet.

For far too many years after my mom died, I held onto her knitted wool cardigan.

Things I Wish I Had Known When My Mother Died

Feb 19 2015

How Can a Mother Process #PrayForElijah?

Bad news and tragedies happen, but do we need to follow it?

by: Tanya Enberg

I can’t stomach the news anymore.

It makes my head spin. I weep often, especially when stories are about tragedies involving children.

For many years I worked as a daily reporter covering hard news. I often did my job without digesting what hard news actually meant a lot of the time — emotionally impalpable happenings. 

Now I know what it means. Truly.  

Feb 16 2015

The Spellbinding Power of Toddler Peer Pressure

WHEN THE toddler CROWD SAYS something IS COOL, YOUR KID WILL, TOO

by: Tanya Enberg

My son is two and a half. He has never watched the movie Frozen, and until recently hadn’t seen Cars, yet, he’s already a Disney kid.

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The Face, The Voice, The Blog!

After spending years pulling her hair out writing for national newspapers, magazines and online publications, journalist Tanya Enberg is now pulling her hair for an entirely different reason — trying to learn the rather chaotic rhythms of parenting.

When Tanya and her hubby were planning to start a family, she had no idea just how difficult the parenthood job would be, or how deliriously in love she would fall with their newborn squish. The intensity of joy that arrived with motherhood is incredible, mind boggling and, yes, unexpected.

Fact: Until her son’s birth, Tanya had only ever changed one diaper, and that was on a plastic doll in pre-natal class and still she found it very, very challenging. Now, she can almost change diapers in her sleep and sometimes has.

Oh, and she’s since learned all about onesies (and secretly wishes she could get away with wearing one), been peed on many, many times and has expertly mastered the art of the afternoon nap.

As a lifelong travel junkie, Tanya is the co-founder of the website ChicSavvyTravels.com who hopes their little guy will also be bitten by the jet setting bug.

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