To the Mom in the Arena

Theodore Roosevelt gave one of the most widely quoted speeches of his career on April 23, 1910. The speech was originally titled “Citizenship…


Don’t Forget . . .

Did you remember your . . . ?  Did you pack your . . . ?  What time . . . ?  Don’t forget to . . . ? It’s back to the early…


Practical Help for Parents Raising Teens

Parenting is not for the faint at heart, and parenting teens emphasizes this reality.  If you are in the midst of raising teens, you know…


Dear August Mom,

I feel you. It happens to all of us at least once or twice over the years. There are plenty of feel-good summer articles flooding our social media,…


Have You Talked About It?

A whirlwind of swimming, road trips, sunshine, popsicles, and lazy days, and here we are again . . . talking about backpacks.  While you…


The Parable of the Little Gardeners

The kids just wouldn’t eat the vegetables on their plates. They complained, lost their tempers, and, if possible, fed the green beans, squash, and…


What Are You Willing To Do For Your Kids?

There’s very little we won’t do for our kids. It’s comical to look back on things that seemed perfectly normal at the time but, with a little…


Back-to-School Advice from a Former Teacher

   New shoes, new backpacks, new teachers—same attitude? Most kids are excited about returning to school, even if they don’t want to admit it.…