Christmas is officially LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY!! Can you believe it?!? Do you have your presents bought yet? What about wrapped? Yea, me neither…BUT, check out these awesome Christmas gift tags we have for you! I don’t know about you, but we’re pretty excited over here at the Mager household! And at the risk […]
If you’re not establishing your family traditions, who is? Family traditions go beyond the magic of the holidays and are present in our everyday lives, even if we don’t always give them a name. Traditions strengthen the bond of a family, establish connection, provide a source of identity, teach values, and offer comfort and security […]
What your child wants you to remember this Christmas isn’t the top item on their wish list, or the cookies left out for Santa. It’s not remembering to move their elf on the shelf, or even reading them the perfect bedtime story. It’s not rushing from activity to activity or party to party, or cultivating […]
“People always say to me ‘I don’t know how you do it with two. I can’t do it with one.’ And I’ll always say, the first is your hardest. And the other truth, no one has it all together. I had never been more shocked, more overwhelmed and more sleep deprived ever in my life. […]
Why Do Toddlers Need So Much Attention? As I sit here trying to write this, the joyful squeals of young kids fill the air. The attention seeking shouts of “Mommy, look!” and “Me do it!” echo through the play structure tunnels and down the slides like a megaphone bringing smiles to every parent in the […]
So she was one of the [many] moms that gave me a pep talk before becoming a mom. But not the pep talk like, “oh you can do it, you’re going to be a great mom” No, the honest -real life-mama-bear- pep talk. You know, that mom. The call-in-all-hours-of-the-night mom in your village. Everyone needs […]
CLIMBING OUT OF THE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION CLOUD + FINDING NEW PERSPECTIVE Writing, along with capturing moments through imagery, has always been a form of healing for me. A way to shift my perspective, alter my reality, or in some cases bring me back to the some-days awesome, some-days messy, reality I get to call mine. […]
Ok, being real here – we put this off for years. Writing a family mission statement seemed like a daunting task, but turned into being a life-giving experience for us. Not necessarily in the crafting of it, but in the fruit of daily pursing it, and being intentional about the values and beliefs that are […]
In the thick of life with littles, and in one of the most transitional seasons of their lives, two brave couples asked themselves “why not try camping?”… So many of you have asked us “how on earth do you camp, travel, take 10+ hour road trips with your littles?” The astonishing truth is, we, in […]
For whatever season you’re in – they still need you. For the mother sending her child to school for the first time this year, she still needs you. For the mother taking her last back to school photo before college, he still needs you. For the mother fighting for the baby she hopes to carry […]
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