Sometimes, I miss who I was. I'm a 36-year-old mother of three. My life these days consists of shuttling my kids between sports and school and making sure everyone is clean, dressed, and fed.   I do more laundry than should be...
I am an only child parent. This was not a decision I took lightly, and there were many factors involved in coming to it — financial, environmental, and personal.  I do not believe in or buy into the stereotypes of only...
As the daughter of an elementary school cafeteria worker of 30+ years, I take my children’s lunch situation seriously. You would think that would manifest in the meals I provide them, but no, it does not. My sons eat...
How do you show up? I'm talking about your posture. Take a look. Stand in front of the mirror. What do you see?   I remember seeing my reflection in a window when my youngest was an infant. Rounded shoulders. Head forward. Is...
Around this time of year, I always get the itch to get the house cleaned and organized — before spring sports start up, before we are outside more, and before spending an afternoon going through 50 single socks no...
Meet Katie Greer, the founder of KL Greer Consulting. Katie is a renowned expert and keynote speaker in internet safety who has been featured in major news outlets like Time Magazine and USA Today. Moms don’t get the recognition they...
I remember each of my children’s first birthdays. I remember the stress in making it just right. From the decorations to the food, from the cake to the favors, from the pictures that needed to be taken to all...
Biking is one of the best outdoor activities to keep your kids active this summer. It’s an awesome way for kids to get their daily exercise in while still maintaining a safe distance from others. If your child not yet...
Your kid may be saying “mom” more than 100 times a day. Mine are — literally. I need to know I am not alone. My kids constantly and consistently say "mom" more than 100 times a day. This is not an...
When my friends tell me they feel guilty when they're working or they worry they don't "do enough" as a stay-at-home mom, I tell them I understand. But in truth, I do not feel "mom guilt" — even when...
With the arrival of spring comes a feeling of renewal. The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and all the world is new again. The desire to refresh our spaces and start with a clean slate often creeps...
Words I never imagined I'd have to type or say out loud: I had a miscarriage. And, not only did I have a miscarriage, I had one during a global pandemic. While there have been numerous articles and reports detailing the...
“But… what if?” I’ve asked myself that question a few hundred times over the past pandemic year. We could quarantine for two weeks, get tested, and then visit grandparents! But... what if we pick up COVID on our road trip and...
Dear Firstborn, According to the dictionary, the noun beta test is defined as “a field test of the beta version of a product (such as software) especially by testers outside the company developing it that is conducted prior to commercial...
Recently, I did something I never thought I’d do as a parent: I put an Alexa device in my child’s room.  Although I blame the constant lack of sleep and alone time for this rash decision, I can’t say I...
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