As a parent, I have hopes and dreams for my children. I pray for health.  I desire them to reach--or at least always aim--for their highest potential. I want success for my children, whatever that means, and I always...
When your child comes home from college for the first long break, it's going to be a bit weird. It will, no doubt, be an adjustment for both you as a parent and them as a young adult. While...
At the beginning of this year, I made it a goal to be more aware of what there is to be grateful for in my life. I am also trying to have a more "half cup full" mentality. During...
theyWe may not be Irish in our household, but I have three lucky little leprechauns. What makes them so lucky? Me: their mom. Let me count the ways: I’m mom: their alarm clock, hygiene manager, and life calendar When they miss their alarm...
The week of March 15th was rough for me.  I had been following the news of the coronavirus spread around China, South Korea, Washington, and then like a bad movie; it came to my town.  This week was the...
We are in the middle of eating supper and my oldest daughter asks me for a bite of my food. My immediate answer is no. But, really my immediate answer is always "no" and quite frankly I don't feel...
  It can be quite confusing if your happy-go-lucky child suddenly begins behaving differently in public than at home. He might become withdrawn even when you know he’s had a terrific time at a friend’s house. She is reluctant to...
I recently saw a meme that brought a harsh reality into mind: You only have 18 summers with your kids, so make each one count. While thinking about this, I’m thankful that we’ve spent the past 15 years since our first...
I have learned so much from the pandemic. Parenting is as unique as a fingerprint. There is no one golden way to parent. And if 2020 didn’t show us that, I don’t know what will. We are all trying...
Since my own heart bends toward MORE, MORE, MORE I decided to ask around and glean some ideas from others and share my own on how to have a less materialistic Christmas.

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Have you heard the great news? Kids bowl free all summer long at participating locations thanks to the Kids Bowl Free program. We are always...