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 […]
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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 […]
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.
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 […]
Lily was diagnosed at age 4. You’ve read our story through diagnosis. Fast forward over the next few years, and we find Lily in 3rd grade. She has now dealt with having JIA for 4 years. While you’d think that would be enough time to get with the swing of things, every weekend shot is […]
But, there are times I feel it is important to encourage and develop other interests. As an example, when we head to the library, he always wants construction books. I can’t help but feel I need to push him out of his comfort zone a little.
One of my favorite parts of the day is when my kids are in bed. You read that correct! You might even be thinking – yes! Me too! I need some peace and quiet around here. But I don’t mean what you are probably thinking! I mean the cuddle and reading time we get to […]
Summer = swimsuit season = ugh. I have never been a bikini woman, nor have I ever been super excited about swimsuits. The summer after I gave birth to my son made this season even worse for me. I spent weeks researching the perfect swimsuit, tried on countless styles, cuts, and colors until I found […]
So I challenge you this summer to set some goals. And to make it more fun, I’m framing them into something I’m calling the 1000 – 100 – 10 challenge! You heard that right, I am challenging you to do 1000, 100, and 10 of 3 different things over the course of this summer. I […]
You feel an instant connection with other twin moms simply because you know they get it.