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Tag: motherhood

Spring Break Staycation Activities for Kids

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With the recent spread of coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) cancelling Spring Break plans and shutting down many schools nationwide, you may have found...

What I’ve Learned As The Mom Of A Late Bloomer

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If you meet him, he will be thoughtful and kind and his shoelaces will probably be untied. Maybe you will wonder if he knows...

3 Things I’ve Learned About Motherhood from Writer’s Block

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There are times when the words won’t come. Even after some 13 years of writing for magazines, newspapers, blogs, and a self-published book.  I stare...

A Letter to My Grandma

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Dear Grandma, You hold a special place in my heart. Even though we see each other regularly, I need to say about how much you...

Disappointment and The Lego Movie: When Everything Is Not Awesome

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Emmett Brickowski, the eternally optimistic main character from The Lego Movie and The Lego Movie 2, embraces his favorite song “Everything Is Awesome” as...

5 Life Lessons ‘Toy Story’ Taught Us

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In 1995, a cinematic gem titled Toy Story premiered for the first time.  I recall fondly going to the theaters as a young girl...

15 Taylor Swift Quotes For Moms

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Sometimes moms need the clever lyrics of our girl, Taylor Swift, in our speakers and earbuds. Take it to the next level the next...

It Turns Out I’m “That Mom”…and It’s OK

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We're willing to hold a fussy baby so another mom can order her coffee and willing to dole out encouragement when we see a...

It Doesn’t Get Easier…It Gets Different

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I was chatting with a woman I had just met, and as we worked through the typical get to know you questions we shared...

Travel Lightly: How to Pack 3 Days & Nights in A...

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Have you ever tried packing three days and three nights of clothing in a carry-on? Think it’s impossible? It’s not. Let me tell you...

How to Extend Baby Skin-To-Skin Time With Showers

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You may have heard that holding your newborn skin-to-skin is important in the first days of life outside the womb. Also called "kangaroo care,"...

5 Things I Love About Celebrating Read Across America As A...

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National Read Across America Day takes place annually in correlation with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Seuss’s birthday is on March 2, but Read...

How A Weekly Family Meeting Saved My Sanity

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How often are you running around completely frazzled? Stressed out, or you forgot about an event or something on your schedule and are about...

The Day My Son Ran Away From Me

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  I let my son run away. The scene was our local elementary school. It the evening of his school's 5k fun run, an annual fundraiser...