I grew up in a family where the TV was a way to bring us all together. We’d have movie marathons on the weekends, had a TV in more than one room of the house, and we’d even watch...
Who knew a horrible canoe trip could teach you important life lessons? Earlier this fall, I had the opportunity to go on a field trip with my kids to a local summer camp. It was a gorgeous day in early...
Recently, my children kept complaining about how I was the “worst Mom ever”, and “so unfair”, among other issues. I started to wonder if those balanced out enough with the times they would give more positive affirmations of my...
“Mommy, come sit next to me” “One second, baby girl.” “Mommy, can we paint?” “Not right now, I need to make dinner.” “Can we go outside?” “Hold on baby. I just need one more minute.” “Mommy, can we snuggle” “I’m so sorry, baby, just hold on....
Fall, from the outside looking in, seems like such a fun time for parents with young children. You've got everything from the apple orchards, crafts, pumpkin patches, Halloween costumes, homemade treats, to finally trick-or-treating. But we forgot one little,...
I am never having kids because yours are jumping from couch to couch.  Because yours are screaming with joy as they bike through the kitchen.  Because yours had a diaper blowout and now the car seat smells bad.  Because yours are having...
Teaching your kids about truth isn't what it used to be, is it? Growing up, I recognized and defined truth as facts. But now, popular media reporting is one glaring example of how people can see the same person...
We have 6 birthday parties a year. You heard that right. We have three different birthday parties for each kid each year. Six times the cake, the sugar crash, present opening, and lugging home carloads of toys. You see, my parents...
I grew up in the land before Selfies. I was raised in the Polaroid, Instafilm, Kodak disposable camera era. And let me tell you… IT WAS BLISS. But I happily jumped on the digital camera bandwagon as quick as everyone...
Something happened recently that taught me a much-needed lesson. Lately, I have been feeling as though I can't get all of the things done that I would like, or as if my house will never look quite the way...
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Before I became a mom, I used to have the time to hunt for unique gifts and special trinkets that I could group together...