This morning began as most school day mornings do—the kids and I shuffle half-blind with sleep down to the kitchen, where cereal is chosen and milk is poured and requests for lunch are made. Then there are the 2-3 admonishments to “Finish your milk!” “Eat the yogurt!” “Don’t leave the banana peel on the table!”, … Continue reading
While trolling Pinterest today as part of my marketing job (Gosh, I love my job!), I came across this pin: It almost made me cry. What a beautiful list of wisdom. And honestly, as I read through them, I realized that I could certainly use a refresher in some areas. “Show your loved ones your … Continue reading
This A to Z post is a little different from the previous ones. And a little bit longer. Sorry. Recently I came across a website called The Giving Table with an initiative entitled Food Bloggers Against Hunger. Their event actually took place yesterday, April 8th. (Forgetting that we don’t post on Sundays, I mistakenly planned … Continue reading
Parents have a lot of pressure on them these days. We are assaulted with all sorts of challenges to the values we work so hard to instill in our children. Is it too much to ask for a little help from the media and companies who (like it or not) play an influential role in … Continue reading
Eight years ago today, at 5:47 p.m. Eastern Time, I became a mother to a son for the first time. His birth was very different from his older sister’s, as was his temperament and personality. I became a full-time stay-at-home mom when he was born, so he was always at my side. Money was tight, … Continue reading
A while ago, I read this great post from Judy over at Raising the Curtain about embracing mess in your life. Aptly titled “Cleanliness May Be Next to Godliness but Mess is Next to Joyfulness“, her piece made me consider how I, like many of us, avoid mess to the point that I miss out … Continue reading
When Did I Get Like This?: The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I’d Never Be by Amy Wilson My rating: 5 of 5 stars (I first read this when it came out in 2010 and recently picked it up again. It still makes me laugh and cry and appreciate even … Continue reading
For the last few days, I was tossing around different ideas for the Friday Five and I kept coming back to smart phones, and how I use mine for practically everything except actually talking on the phone. Bingo! I could easily list five ways that I use my smart phone. It was kind of a … Continue reading
Apologies for the…um, hiatus that we (by we, I mean I) took from the Friday Five. But it’s back! This week’s post was partially inspired by Lynn’s manifesto, as well as by some articles that I’ve written about entertaining kids during the summer. Sure, it’s easy for me to just throw a list of tips out there. However, I’m actually experiencing a … Continue reading
The number one killer of children under the age of 4 is automobile accidents. If that statistic doesn’t scare you enough, how about this one: 8 out of 10 carseats are either improperly used or installed. That means 80% of the children riding in their parents’ cars today are at risk for serious or fatal … Continue reading
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