I'm not an educator. I'm a writer and a stay-at-home mom who wears many hats. And now, like many of you, I have added a new job title to the resume: homeschooler. Okay, I'm more the enforcer of the block...
I have a picky eater. He will eat hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, fruit, milk, and anything sweet. I have struggled to get him to eat more variety since he was a toddler. He's still picky, but I have developed...
They are in all of our homes. I bet you are using one right now to read this. We have a love/hate relationship with them. We crave them, desire them, and get addicted to them. That’s right. I’m talking...
As moms, we often fret about what other people think. And it's always a worst-case scenario. What they think of how we are speaking to our children, what we chose to wear that day, whether or not our hair is...
I took my horse and pony show to Walmart today. It was the end of Christmas break. Everyone was exhausted from traveling, experiencing a severe sugar crash, and no one really wanted to spend the morning grocery shopping. By...
You probably have the same puzzled look on your face as I do reading this . . . there is such an event as "National Bake For Family Fun Month?!" You got that right . . . Bake for Family Fun...
I called my mother today. It was urgent. Dire. I needed to tell her something so important, it couldn’t wait. “Thank you, mom.” I’m 37. It’s finally safe to admit nearly two and a half decades later that my mom was...
Why Create Family Traditions? An important part of parenthood for me was creating memories and building our own family traditions. I remember purchasing our first home—my vision of my future children coming down the stairs to gifts under the Christmas...
I would say in 2019, a large number of homes have an Amazon Echo, Google Home or an equivalent device. I use my Echo almost every time I cook. Setting up multiple alarms and reminders with Alexa helps me...
Our first child was born in January, our second in December. In the delivery room with our second, I told my husband, if we ever decided for a third, maybe we should pick a different month. Even as the...

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