A few days ago, my daughter was particularly energetic. Jumping off the furniture. Spinning in circles. Standing just out of arms reach and proposing an invitation to "Catch me!" In the midst of all this activity, I jokingly said,...
To my sweet and full-of-life middle child, I worry about all my children; I am a natural born worrier. However, there is one child I worry about the most, and that is you, my precious middle child. Are you happy?...
Calling all bug lovers! If your kids love to pick up all the crawling bugs, or even just look at them, they might love this activity and YOU might love that it keeps them occupied for so long.  What is...
I've never been one to feel old when another birthday came around. When I would hear friends say they feel so old at 25, 28, 30, I didn't share the sentiment. That is, not until 2020.  It wasn't that I...
In March of 2020, I took our newfound quarantine as a challenge to do as many fun at-home activities with my kids as I possibly could. Looking back at my Facebook memories from that time, I was honestly really...
Birthdays are a BIG deal at my house! It is the one day during the year that revolves around the birthday kid. We decorate rooms with balloons and streamers. We allow a "yes day" where the answer to anything...
We, moms, have a huge power to influence the next generation of human beings. It is up to us to make consent cool and so common that our kiddos don’t know a life without it. Consent comes down to...
I’ve heard the analogy that books can be described as mirrors and/or windows. Mirrors that allow us to see ourselves in literature. Windows that give us a view into others’ lives.  As an avid reader, I have found myself adding...
Swimsuit shopping was the worst.  I didn't like it as a kid. Because I shopped in the "Pretty Plus" sections at Sears. That's the nice way of saying "your daughter is a little chubby." Gone were my dreams of having a...
To all of the Virtual Learning Moms out there, I have one thing to say to you: You are ROCK STARS.  When I say rock stars, what I really mean is that you are magical unicorns with incredible powers to face...
Spring is here! It's time to swap winter sweats for spring shorts, sweatshirts for t-shirts, and boots for flip flops. Who else is ready? I enjoy shopping for our four kiddos. It's an act of service and love that provides...
My daughter has been asking for a cell phone since she was in second grade. Second grade! That is insanity to me. I had to wait until the morning of my 16th birthday to receive the very first brick Nokia....

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