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…


To My Third Child: I’m Sorry, Not Sorry

As I watch you dressing up the dog to play superhero with you (again), I think an apology might be in order.  So, here it goes:  I’m…


Protected or Prepared?

Should we protect our kids from the news of a mass shooting or prepare them for the possibility? Most schools have implemented a plan and will…


Kids: Do They Grow Up Fast?

How many times have you heard older women say, “Enjoy your children each day. They grow up so quickly.” Meanwhile you have multiple carpools, sports…


The Mom at the Game

I never really thought of myself as a person who would see being a mom through the lens of a sports analogy. But here I am, seeing my three very…


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…