Nathalie Hardy

A local mother writes her columns in the margins of a busy family life.

Hardy: Feelings and other freaky things

Eight years ago, I spent two days in a stuffy room full of other pregnant mamas and their birthing partners, learning the ins and outs of, well, getting the baby in my belly out into the world.  That ...

Back against the wall

It took 20 minutes to walk my 5-year-old two blocks to pre-school. It took twice as long to get him up, fed, dressed and out the door. He didn’t want to wear the school’s field trip shirt. ...

The parent trap

I just had an idea for the best mother’s day gift in the history of ever. Maybe. I mean, it’s no child-crafted macaroni necklace. Those are so precious they are priceless. This is something ...

Lessons learned poolside

When I set off to visit my parents in Palm Springs, where they live when they aren’t back in the Old Country, I knew my boys would learn some new words in my native tongue of Slovak.  Nathalie ...

How to be a holiday mom

I knew I wanted to be a holiday mom before either Pinterest or my kids came into being. Long before people were creating virtual alternate realities, I was clipping ideas and recipes for fun things to ...

A manifesto of one's own

Your assignment: Write down your personal parenting philosophy

The screw not swallowed

A Hardy family Chistmas story

So what if you don't sew

But good for you if you do

Heaven help us

The Hardy boys go to church

Find a need and fill it

The best way to teach children how to help others is by showing

Because I said so

Instead of judging or criticizing, help a mama out

A day in the life

Welcome to my world

Beyond the bon-bons

Even simple tasks are a challenge with two little ones in tow

You say boredom like it's a bad thing

In truth, it's awesome. There. I said it.

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