Keeping the kids busy in the summer can be tough. When they get to be in Elementary school they may start to think that the parents idea of fun is not always the same as theirs. I asked my...
I don’t know about you but we are an outdoor family in the summer. We enjoy our blow up pool, walks to the playground, to get ice cream, and to the local food trucks on Friday night. I’m always...

“Mom Friends”

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My best friend is not a mom but I am. My best friend not being is mom is wonderful. My best friend may have children one day, and that will be wonderful, too. I am mom to a crazy toddler and 2...
Even when things weren't necessarily in "lockdown" mode last summer, our family (like many) still limited gatherings and traditional summer break activities.  As a result, usual XBox time limits were sacrificed for the greater good of keeping my kids...
My entire life I have been surrounded by strong women. From the time I was born, up until this very day, I have been blessed to be in the presence of move makers and world changers! I am very...
When I was younger, single, kidless, and making enough money to have some disposable income, I traveled. I had wanderlust and couldn’t wait to explore a new city/state/country. I had status with an airline and hotel chain. My carry-on...
I am an over-apologizer. I will knock into a chair and say “I’m sorry”. It drives my family insane. It wasn’t until recently that I realized I need to reevaluate how I use the words “I’m sorry”. And that...
What are your "must-follow" Instagram accounts for parents?  "Oh my gosh, you have to follow _______, they have changed my life!"  Which Instagrammer are you constantly telling other parents about?  I've got two kids under five right now (and...

I Get It Now

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Dear Mom, I get it now. I understand a lot of why you did and said what you did while I was growing up. It makes sense why you do and say a lot of what you do now that I am...
Senior Year... Homecoming, snake dances, bonfires, senior prom, senior skip day. Getting out early, just one more college visit, and last but not least graduation. All the events that make up a senior year. Twenty-some years later I still remember...

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