Can I have a snack? This one little question literally makes me lose my mind. The snack issue wasn't so bad at first, but my toddler and preschooler seem to have recently morphed into garbage disposals, inhaling every food morsel...
As the mother of a senior, I decided to write about our experience this year. I first wrote in August about how it all began. Then the continuation of the journey. And now, we wrap things up.  My son is going...
Potty training. The mere word invokes crying, stomach aches and pure dread – in me! Before I potty trained my firstborn, I honestly could not fathom how I was supposed to teach a toddler who has never known anything but...
It was his kindergarten 'homework.' And then became his first grade foe. He couldn't master it. I couldn't teach him. He struggled. We struggled. The language I was using to communicate was not being understood. And then my husband stepped...
Sleep is a beautiful thing to me. I love sleep. I'm proud to admit that I have always liked naps. Having children really threw a kink in that. But I remained determined that like other people I spoke with,...
Thirteen was a memorable year for me. And not when I turned 13….when my son did! All of a sudden it was like aliens invaded his body. One minute he was playing Nerf wars with his little brother, and the...
I was once the rookie sports mom. I did not always have a folding wagon. I've mastered picnic dinners on the sidelines. I show no fear when the coach announces we'll use white baseball pants; even knowing my son will...
We are raising a perfectionist. A gifted perfectionist. And it’s a lesson-learning journey not for the faint of heart. A few months ago, at a party with close friends, a fellow mom made a comment that gave me pause. “I’m not...
Baseball season. I love it. The smell of fresh cut grass. The sound of teams chanting and cheering in the background. Parents.. ah hem... coaching from the stands. The concessions! Oh, the concessions. You have my heart, nacho cheese.  I...
My twins were born at 34 weeks. Nothing went as planned. I had pre-eclampsia and was sent straight to the hospital from my doctors appointment. We now laugh, but at the time I couldn't even reach my husband. The...

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