Snow days are a rite of passage in childhood. Or, in Oklahoma, ice days. Either way you spin it, snow days are a huge part of growing up. We know that our kids are growing up in a digital...
  When PBS announced that they were canceling the long-running show, Calliou, it felt like 2021 was off to a great start. After 20 years, parents everywhere were able to take a collective sigh of relief. No more whining. No...
A few months ago I was sprucing up a random room in our house, probably the laundry room, and my husband laughed and said, "Babe, not every room in the house has to look like it belongs in a...
I know what you're thinking: Who wants to make New Year's Resolutions now? We don't even know what next week holds, much less what will happen in a whole new year! Just in case you are one of those...
I recently hired a woman to come in and deep clean my home. It was possibly the best gift I gave myself in 2020. Remember back in early March when we were able to go about our days working when...

The Truth About Twins

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Have twins they said. It will be fun, they said.  Okay, actually no one said that and we obviously had zero choice in the matter, but from the day I heard the words, "oh good, it's ONLY twins," my world...
What do you do when a global health crisis, civil unrest, racism, abundant conspiracy theories, and distance learning just aren't challenging enough for you? You start looking for a job! The truth is, all of those things were plenty challenging....
If I'm being honest, the title of this post should have been "TRYING to Keep a Toddler Entertained While Home-Schooling." When we decided not to send our four-year-old to school this year, I really had zero reservations about keeping...
It doesn't matter how many elections you've lived through, campaign season never gets any more pleasant. Add it to a year that has already been exponentially more challenging than most, and it's no wonder why you may be ready...
Hey fam, I see you fighting the good fight. Speaking out against injustice, standing up for kids, researching and citing your sources, kicking butt, and taking names. Before the year was even halfway over, you had suited up for all...
Raise your hand if you’re tired. (Blink twice if you’re too tired to lift your hand). Moms, I get it. As if we didn’t already have enough on our plates, COVID came in like an unwelcome house guest, kicked up his...
Parents don't get much time to themselves. It's just a fact of becoming a parent. That's why so many of us wake up early, stay up late, or both, to savor the sweet moments after your kids are sleeping...

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Character Connection: The Best Birthday Bonus!

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We're a year into the pandemic and, as much as we parents have had to upend our entire lives, our children have had to...