Carey Bradshaw's Blog

21 Tips to Master Back to School Prep

Aug 16 2019 0 Comments Carey's Musings

Ok, folks, it’s back-to-school time and it’s the first official back-to-school for this mama. My daughter will be starting a TK program (sob!) this Fall and, as the Type A person I am, I wanted to get a head start on back-to-school prep. Where to get the absolute best advice? The mom hive, of course! I reached out to my mom groups and got some fantastic back-to-school prep suggestions that I want to share with you.

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Summer Prep with Preschooler (Specific to Central Coast)

Jul 30 2019 0 Comments Carey's Musings

One of the fun things about being a working parent is trying to cobble together a childcare plan when school is on break. Why-oh-why aren’t all schools year-round? I have been busy scouring all of the summer camp guides and am piecing together a schedule (at great expense, I might add) week by week. Here are my top choices based on schedule, timing, location and pricing. I also negotiated some great discounts for my readers!

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Time to Shut Down the "Mr. Mom" Myth

May 10 2019 0 Comments

I recently took a solo trip. Many people, upon learning I’d be gone for a few days made the (unintentionally thoughtless) comment that my husband would be “Mr. Mom” while I was away. We both promptly shut that down. My husband is an equal parent and can handle the house and our daughter when I am gone. In fact, he welcomes the solo time with our feisty four-year-old and I would have it no other way.

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3 Rainy Day Activities to Save Your Sanity

Apr 30 2019 0 Comments

It has been a particularly rainy season on the Central Coast and there are only so many forts one mom can build. As we are all in this together (and more rain is in the forecast), I wanted to share our top three activities that should get you at least a few hours of dedicated play time for each one.

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The Birthday Party

Apr 16 2019 0 Comments

How does one busy mama end up planning an over-the-top Frozen-themed birthday costume party for a four-year old? Somewhere along the way I went from small, family-only celebrations to much bigger events. Wish me luck, all, as I host what I hope will be the best darn Frozen – themed event of the four-year-old birthday party season. If you need me, I will be over here stuffing goodie bags…The #momlife glamour is real.

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