I know many subjects regarding motherhood aren’t exactly glamorous or fun to talk about, but we really need to start talking about them! Yes, even the “embarrassing” and “taboo” topics! While I know that some topics may seem scary to a mother-to-be, it’s still good to have a heads up before things happen. Women don’t […]
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We need to keep the conversation about kindness alive year-round, not just on today – World Kindness Day. Kindness needs to stay at the forefront.
Some days, I beam with pride when my kids say “Thank You” at all the right times, or tell Grandma what a delicious dinner she made. Other days, I’m convinced I’ve completely failed as a parent and am raising the most spoiled rotten, ungrateful kids on earth! Anyone else? We expect our children to have good […]
If you have the words to understand and express ideas, it’s easier to explore and understand ideas about the world around you, as well as communicate more effectively in your world.
Some moms surreptitiously sneak handfuls of candy into the trash can – or into their own mouths – until the stash is gone. I let my girls keep a few weeks’ worth of their favorite treats. This is how I sort out the rest:
It’s a story about a boy named Auggie who was born with many facial defects and has had many, many surgeries to help him. Due to appearance and his medical conditions and surgeries, he has been homeschooled so far in his life.
Pain. Tear inducing, not wanting to even play with her friends anymore pain. It started on the night of her school dance. I really just thought she was sore from running around with her friends all evening—doing the hokey pokey and chicken dance and everything else that comes with an elementary school dance. I gave […]
Quite the title right? Let me explain. Evenings are tough for most kids from infant on. I know my babies were the crankiest from 5:30-bedtime most nights. The witching hour. But I’m not talking about babies or even toddlers. I’m referring to the school-age group of kids!
Today is my birthday. I’m now 33, which is not a big milestone by any means. It actually takes me a beat lately to remember my age. But, nonetheless, it feels like I’m entering that interesting age range titled “mid-thirties.” On one hand, I welcome my new sophisticated age category with pride! On the other […]
President Reagan said the above in October 1988 when he declared October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. This year we wanted to find away to honor the precious lives of those we have celebrated and grieved. Moreover, we wanted to find away to commemorate these lives for all 12 months of the […]