I've often worried that I'm a "Grinch" mom. I have wondered if my kids will grow up, move into their own homes, and realize they need to see a therapist because of all they were deprived of at Christmases past. I've found myself comparing our simple family traditions with other families' highlight ... Read More about How to Have a Stress-Free Christmas (Really)
I was a homeschool mom for 4.5 years. It's been exactly one year (yesterday) since I handed over the reins to a professional teaching crew at our local public school. Our kids transitioned very well, and yet I discovered I had unending insecurities that I'd failed my kids, or that everyone would ... Read More about Hey, Mama. You’re Doing a Great Job!
Six weeks into the school year and we're coming up short for bag lunch ideas. Unfortunately, a loud majority of our household do not like sandwiches, so we end up doing a lot of soups & leftovers. It's been a challenge that I've embraced: find new& healthy Thermos-friendly options for ... Read More about Speedy Square Meatballs
I have a really great life. I have a husband who loves me more than anything, I have four kids who are growing into the most fantastic human beings (hey, I know they're humans already.. you get what I'm saying), I have the world's best friends that I can be authentic and transparent with... And ... Read More about When Life Feels Too Hard and Heavy
Just yesterday the nurse handed me that tiny 7 lb 5 oz bundle of blonde-haired baby boy, 6 days early and an unexpected C-section leaving me reeling but also madly in love. Just yesterday. A yesterday they tell me was 15.67 years ago and I don't know how we skipped over so much time. I don't even ... Read More about A Letter to My Teenage Son