Author Archive | Rachel

worrier

Hey Mamas: Let’s Be Warriors for Our Children, Not Worriers

Wear Sunscreen. As a freshman in high school, wanting to be considered cool by my Senior brother and his friends, I listened repeatedly to a popular “song” they liked called, “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen“. More reading, than song really and although catchy when set to music – was actually the brain child of a […]

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kindergarten bootcamp

Losing my Parenting Stride in Kindergarten Bootcamp

I rock this parenting thing… until suddenly, I don’t. Last summer I hit my parenting stride as a veteran mother of three, I had gained confidence and skills. Or, at least that is how I felt. I had a well behaved four year old preschool graduate; a beautiful, happy two year old; and an easy, […]

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Christmas

Sanity Check: Three Ways to Trim Your Christmas Stress

I am just going to come right out and say it. Ba Humbug.   The holidays can be hard. It isn’t that I don’t like celebrating the holidays, but I would be lying if I said I don’t often feel overwhelmed by the parental pressures (most of which are self-inflicted) that I feel go hand […]

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november eighth

Waiting for November Eighth

Some flowers are red, some flowers are blue, But people shouldn’t be defined by those colors too. This election rages in a heated debate, Fostering anger and bringing out hate. It’s hard to feel united as a country of one, When the goal of the media is to shock and stun. It seems I can barely […]

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