When you are a competitive person, you often do a lot of comparing. It is a natural tendency in competitive people; to evaluate whether or not something was better or worse is a habit of mine. However, sometimes this has taken a serious toll on my confidence. My husband always felt super competitive against his […]
If you are already in a rut packing lunches or are just looking for fresh ideas, here are some foods to send with your child!
It’s the jeans and hoodies season and the leaves become amazingly brilliant and beautiful, so it’s time to take advantage of it! There are so many great environmental and nature centers in our area that are free! Depending on the age of your kids, it might be more walking than hiking, but it doesn’t matter. […]
Wrigley and Miller were our kids until they weren’t. We welcomed a son and then a daughter and then two more sons. The attention given became less, but the love only grew. I didn’t really view Miller as my child anymore. He was my trusted and beloved friend and counselor.
We did it. We survived tent camping with three small children and a crazy dog. We finished off our summer by packing the whole family and plenty of gear into our van, driving thirty minutes away (nice and close, just in case we had to abandon ship), and made a 30’ circle of dirt our […]
Our reasons might be varied, but the sentiment is the same – back-to-school isn’t all fun times and freedom for emotional mothers. But take heart! There are steps you can take to beat the back-to-school blues.
I’ve been struggling with how to write this letter, because I know I cannot possibly understand what you go through every day. I can’t understand all the things you have to think about and worry about – things that, for me, aren’t “things” at all. Like going to a friend’s birthday party, heading out to […]
There is nothing like Autumn in Wisconsin. The changing leaves and crisp air. You can’t beat it. Fall also means apple picking and fun at the pumpkin patch. We are so fortunate to have so many options within a short car ride. That said, apple orchards are starting to open with their early apples and in […]
I know MANY parents are counting down the days until school starts in complete joy and jubilation! They are ready to be down with the summer sibling squabbles, the endless “Can I have a snack?” and “I’m bored”, and the house in a constant state of disarray. I’m the complete opposite. Thinking about sending my […]
Yes, I know supply lists can be long and can get expensive. There also are often items that are very specific and difficult to find. BUT, the teacher has placed those items on the list for a reason – for your child to use while learning. If you decide to make negative comments about the […]