I’m a gamer but I don’t own a video game system. Instead, I have a collection of tabletop games; analog dice, card, and other types of games. I grew up playing Batteship, Clue, and Monopoly, and while instilling a love of games, it was not a hobby. Now, I have bookcases overflowing with games, listen […]
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Growing up, I spent my lower elementary years being homeschooled. I don’t remember these years vividly, but I do remember that they inspired in me a love of reading (and didn’t help at all with my love of math). I remember sitting at a desk alongside my brother who was two years older than me, […]
Helicoptering has admittedly always been my parenting style in some aspects. I have never been a full day away from my 4-year-old. Ever. I used to text whoever was watching her every half hour, on the half hour just to make sure things were going well, that she hadn’t choked on a grape, a rabid […]
My kids are pretty cool. Sometimes they drive me crazy and I wonder who spawned these little demons, but, nonetheless, they are cool. I am amazed at how their little brains work and discover the world. Their intelligence always catches me by surprise and the joy they bring to my life is unmatched. Spending time […]
A recent post from a mom friend on Facebook read: “Is there a Mom’s Against Fortnite group I could join?!” At first, I laughed off this post, as the joke it was intended to be. Then I started following the comments – all 61 of them!! I couldn’t believe how many parents took the post […]
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Mealtime is a struggle with my 4-year-old. We sit at the table and he looks for any distraction, from the grain of the wood on the table to the art on the walls. When he does actually start eating, he usually chooses an item on his plate and refuses to eat it. It may be something […]
Today, my two year old peed his pants. He drenched the undies that he asked to wear (which I agreed to since he’s 99% potty trained), made a puddle on the dining room chair that created a mini waterfall down to the floor, and tiny pee puddle footsteps all down the hall to the bathroom. […]
It seems as though fundraisers are at an all time high these days. When I was a kid they happened maybe once or twice a year. For my oldest child, it feels like every week she’s coming home with a different flyer. Perhaps they’re fundraising for important causes with spirit weeks, or trying to get […]
My little first born baby is finally ready to enter the next phase of life – Kindergarten! The sheer volume of questions and paperwork required for a child to start school is mind boggling, but I was prepared. Well, I was prepared for almost all of it. One question really threw me for a loop: […]
April showers bring May flowers, but oh these gloomy days can bring me down! I love spending the day in the house making a nice soup and salad for dinner on those grey, rainy days. But if I have to get out of the house and actually be a productive human being amongst other adults […]
Since I was more coordinated and strong than I was graceful or fast, in those awkward middle school years I left dancing primarily to try a few sports. Turns out, I was embarrassingly slow. It was obvious on the court, field, and softball diamond. About this time, my dad convinced me to try golf. Mainly, […]
Did you know over one million new brain connections grow every second of a young child’s life from birth to three years old? That’s over 94 trillion brain connections. Our children are born full of promise. And as the adults in their lives, we have the responsibility to keep their minds active, their bodies healthy, […]
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