Yearly Archives: 2014


Raising a Great Mom – Tips from Two Brothers

By Aaron and Josh Danielpour, sons of Lisa Danielpour, and nephews of Vicky Keston, Co-Founders of Gooseling   We are very lucky to have an awesome Mom (Lisa Danielpour), Aunt (Vicky Keston), and Grandma (Joan Keston).  We’re pretty much veterans at raising great parents at this point since Aaron is 20 years old (just finished […]


How Motherhood Inspired My Transition from Nurse to Mompreneur 1

The Celebrating Moms and Their Choices Series   As with most first time parents, becoming a mother was an intense transition. Nothing prepared me for the late nights, lack of sleep and emotional ups and downs in those first few months. Having been a Registered Nurse for sick infants and children for over 15 years, […]


Strategies for When Your Child Has a Serious Food Allergy 1

Imagine your little boy innocently nibbling on a pistachio for the first time, relishing the new taste. Five heart stopping seconds later his face turns red and starts to swell, his eyes tearing, red, and his breathing becoming labored. You call the pediatrician in a panic who tells you to get a dose of benadryl […]


Tips to Help Ease Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

This article was originally published on urbansitter’s blog. If your life with young children is anything like mine, it’s rare that you’re able to walk to the bathroom without a child attached to your legs or shower without a child or two peering through the glass. Needless to say, you need a break, but how […]


Returning to Work After Staying Home: Figuring Out Spinning the Plates 1

The Celebrating Moms and Their Choices Series I love this Celebrating Moms and Their Choices Series that the Gooseling Moms are doing on their blog. I see so many of us Moms struggle with our choices – what is right for us, for our family, for the child. What we have to do financially, what we want […]


What’s the Big Deal about Easter? Celebrating Easter with Kids When You’re Not Religious 1

I don’t know how it happened, but Easter is one of my daughter’s favorite holidays. We aren’t religious, so to me it was always sort of a non-event holiday. But when my first child, now 5.5, was born, every chance to do something special was embraced; maybe even overindulged. If you ask her today why […]

Young girl coloring her Easter egg

Smart Estate Planning: Should You Have a Will or a Trust?

Estate planning is something that everyone knows they must do, but it is a path that many fear to tread. It requires collecting, synthesizing and collating information – and let’s face it, making decisions surrounding your own mortality can be just a bit unsettling. Nonetheless, life often forces you to confront this process, in most cases due […]

Bill Scherer, Scherer, Smith & Kenny. San Francsico, California. June 17, 2013

My Journey As a Working Mom: From Telecommuter to Entrepreneur 2

The Celebrating Moms and Their Choices Series Sitting on my bed, mind numbingly exhausted from around the clock breastfeeding and completely enchanted by my new baby, I put together the marketing budgets for my nonprofit membership organization. Six weeks after giving birth to my older son by C-section my journey as a working Mom began. It […]