When my daughter was around one year old, she imprinted on a stuffed animal that became her best bud and another member of our family. A purple stuffed bear head and arms holding onto a small blanket started joining us on family outings, getting tucked in at night and making trips to the grocery store. […]
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We teach our children to befriend the new kids, but do we moms act on our own advice? Another summer has passed too quickly and our kids are back at school. If you’re like me, you’re lamenting the end of long, carefree days, yet breathing a sigh of relief at the return of routine. Through […]
Is summer vacation over? Is it time to go back to school? Sumer vacation is over!! It’s time to go back to school!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh………….. Yup, there it is. Sighs of relief being released by mothers everywhere (and sure, Dads too!) For some of us lucky enough to not have to go into work on this […]
How different we all must be to create such a beautiful world. I sat at gymnastics one day, taking it all in. Different Mamas To my right, a mom was nursing her baby, while behind me another was bottle feeding hers. A child two rows down got a spanking. Later, a different one from another […]
To be a best friend, to have a best friend, what does that actually mean? As a mother, wife, career woman, do we still need a best friend? So much weight has always been attached to those two words. But many times it comes with something not heavy or deep at all but instead shallow […]
Motherhood is hard. There are all the things you have to remember all the time. If I have learned anything, it is that there is such a thing as having “baby brain.” That sometimes, all the energy you possess is tied up in making a human. That makes you do stupid things.
You’re going to judge. They’re going to judge. It’s human nature. You’ll find yourself questioning everything. Does she like me? Are our personalities connecting? Do we have the same taste in food? Is it weird to ask for her number? Do I wait a couple days to text her? Even though you’re not really dating, […]
He spent hours learning the rules of the road, yet froze when it came to understanding which car had the right of way. He didn’t know how to handle it when an ambulance was approaching an intersection at the same time. Another time, he was so busy looking to the left on a right hand […]
What’s for Dinner? Let’s face it, we all need that one “no fear” recipe in our arsenal that we go to when company is coming. No more panicking or fretting about likes, dislikes, allergies, gluten-free, how long it takes or if it is healthy enough. All any of us want is an easy, sure-fire crowd […]
Here are some things I’ve found as I’ve volunteered: I meet new friends. I grow and develop skills I didn’t even know I had. And I have fun – serving others takes the focus off my problems and allows me to see how I can help others in their struggles.