There are days where my oldest son is ready to jump on the school bus and head to kindergarten. And then there are days where he looks me in the eye and confesses that he’s nervous about a new...
It has been 14 months since my children have done anything organized, outside of school. And now, suddenly, we are in the thick of it.  Before the pandemic, I wrote about how I didn't think I was a soccer mom,...
Have you considered the impact that the books you choose for your at-home library can have on the little people you are raising? Including books that feature characters and families that look like yours, as well as ones that...
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...
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...
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...
Hey there, Allow me to introduce myself. I'm your kid's school bus driver. You see me every day, slowly bouncing down your street in my 40-foot-long, red-light-blinking, stop-sign-swinging, bright yellow chariot full of kids.  Yeah, I went through a whole bunch...
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...
Learning to understand another's intent is the most complicated lesson we are trying to teach our son with autism.  This first started from a program he began working on in school and with his home therapist more than a year...
A few weeks ago, I took our 8-year-old to the doctor for his annual physical. While we were there, his doctor remarked how happy and well-adjusted he was, given all that was going on in the world. She and...
  I won't be giving my kids gifts at Easter. It's not that I'm a Grinch or won't celebrate at all, but it's all becoming too much to keep track of as a parent. Since when did Easter Sunday require perfectly...
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about just how surreal the last 12 months have been. It's hard not to feel as if I’ve been trying to emerge from some sort of fog. While the world outside our COVID...
Parenting is a matter of perspective. In 2005, I got married and gave birth to my first child. In my perspective, our new life was filled with excitement and joy. I was a new wife and a new mom, and...
The Timehop app is one of my favorites to check each day. I love being reminded of what season of life I was experiencing 1 year ago, 3 years ago, 10 years ago. Admittedly, I roll my eyes at...
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Summer, summer, summer! It's the most wonderful time of the year! The weather is perfect, the days are long, and it is time to slow...