The news is booming this week and, unfortunately, it is filled with news of hate. It is a scary thought that there is still such hate in this world AND that there are individuals tolerating this extent of bigotry. I can only wonder and worry – how do I keep my children sheltered and away […]
The time to take care of our health and prevent diseases, like Alzheimer’s is NOW. What, you’re too young for dementia? Most likely, yes, you are too young to have dementia right now (no, mommy brain doesn’t count). But what you do now can affect your chances of getting dementia when you are older.
It has been so rewarding to witness this community of parents come together to listen and support one another. And, every single day I am blown away by the fantastic group of contributors who take something none of us have enough of…time…to share their stories. Parenting can be overwhelming, but these voices let us know […]
Friendship in the motherhood years can be challenging. Busy schedules, needy kids and “Mom Brain” can all contribute to our ability to connect or stay in touch with others. But one day, our lives will change. And we will need friends to support us, or just have fun with. So here are some tips to […]
The iconic family road trip. The video store shelves are flooded with comedies written about these all-important rites of summertime passage. Why? Because nine times out of 10, they quickly devolve into unmitigated catastrophes.
This post is brought to you by our friends at 199ride.com.Summers don’t last long in Wisconsin. So, don’t let this summer pass you by! Here are six family-friendly destinations to consider. All you need is a reliable vehicle, a couple gallons of gas, and an adventurous spirit.
If you are like me, you have had “THOSE DAYS”. “Those days” are the days that the kids decide to see how long my patience will last. At every turn, I have a child who is distracted, bored or just plain tired. And speaking of tired, there are “those days” that I am just plain […]
I used to keep a daily journal for about 18 years of my life. It was adorable in my elementary school years, cathartic in my teenage years, and kept track of momentous occasions in my college and young adult years. My entries were lengthy, filled with emotion, and someday I hope my kids read my […]
Plenty of websites offer how to find the best deals, so I’m not talking about that today. What I want to talk about is what to DO with all those school supplies. There are such great deals available, if you can, buy extra.
The love stories. They are everywhere. Blogs, youtube videos. The minivan gets some major love via social media. Maybe all those love stories built my expectations up too high. Letdown was inevitable. Don’t get me wrong, I fully recognize the practicality of the van. With four young kids it made total sense for us. The […]