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 […]
Author Archive | Jennifer
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 […]
Let’s face it Moms, we all need a night out! Being a mom is an exhausting, self-sacrificing, and most of the time thankless job (even though it is worth the work). So sometimes we need to get out of all of the serving and just have a little fun. So gather up some friends and […]
Lets face it, normal life doesn’t stop just because it is Mother’s Day. Some everyday tasks still need finishing. Sometimes my expectations of the day do not allow me to notice the small wonderful things that my children do for me. And either I can focus on how bad I feel because I didn’t get […]
Reading is one of the most important skills in life. Yet some children and adults will never know the joy reading can bring. So how do we instill in our children the love of reading? Here are some steps that we can take to start fueling the desire to read even before they can.
Last month I resolved to serve in the Green Bay community. Random Acts of Kindness week gives me a reason to serve even more. So I decided to share my list of ideas that I want to implement not only this week but all year round.
Green Bay may have a small town feel but as I look around I notice the big city problems. I see the man on the freezing street looking for a little food. Do I pretend I don’t notice him? Thoughts immediately enter my head. I really should stop. But what if it isn’t safe? It’s […]
An overnight stay at Crystal River Inn was provided in exchange for this post. The commentary is 100% genuine.The countdown is on! The Gilmore Girls will be back soon! What a better way to celebrate than a trip to a Bed and Breakfast (B&B). My only previous experience with a B&B was eerily similar to […]
If you were to ask me in college, where my kids were going to go to school, homeschooling would have been my last option. I had so many preconceived notions about what homeschooling was and the families that chose to participate in it. To me the people who homeschooled were the parents of kids who […]
One of my responsibilities as a mom is to not take those experiences away from my children by helping them too much. I have a laid back and fun-loving personality. Conflict is my worst enemy. I love my children and don’t want them to think of me as a mean mom. And, I definitely don’t […]