Years ago I would have described myself as a frequent reader.  Before college and graduate school sucked the reading for pleasure joy out of me, and before books about little blue trucks, curious monkeys, and hungry caterpillars took over...
Apologies are hard.  Apologizing means acknowledging your faults, admitting that you are wrong, and agreeing that you can do better.  Apologies don't come naturally to anyone because they require stepping outside of our own thoughts, feelings, and opinions to see how...
The first time was survival: raptors in the kitchen at Jurassic Park, Battle of Hogwarts, King T'challah fighting for his throne survival. Yep, that's how I would sum up the first 4 months of parenting. Tired is such an...
There are three things in life that are inevitable: taxes, death, and laundry. Maybe that's a little bit dramatic, but it's true.  Laundry is a task of life--and motherhood--that you just can't escape. Unless you have a never-ending flow of money...
  It sounded like such a great idea. An activity I once enjoyed as a child. I ordered what I needed from Amazon, and was excited when the package arrived at my doorstep. I took the package inside and opened...
Buzz—Buzz—goes the alert on your phone. As you reach to open the text message, your stomach drops. “Did you hear about Lucy’s family? Their daughter was just diagnosed with…” “Oh no!” you reply in disbelief, “What can we do to help?” This...

Parenting My Plants

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I'm one of the many, many people who jumped on the houseplant bandwagon during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm honestly surprised I didn't get on board sooner. My husband and I own a lawn and landscaping company,...
I'm a horticulturist by trade, so my kids get to live around all kinds of plants, both usual and unusual. We only have about a 1/10 acre yard, but we grow a lot of plants! If you ever need...
On a scale of 1 to Sports Illustrated, how swimsuit ready are you? *anxiety enters the chat* Well if you’d rather eat glass than try on a bathing suit, this is the article for you. Especially since retailers like Target think now...
Let's just kick things off with the facts: It's SO EASY to scroll social media. And even though there are obviously many bad things to come from social media, there is also a lot of good. For example, I have...
Christmas is upon us with all its beauty, brightness, and joy. The lights are glowing, the colors are bright, the songs are jolly. It's a magical season. But do you know what else comes with the holiday season that...
Oh, hi. I didn’t see you there. *sets down Elf on the Shelf* You’ve come here looking for answers on how to take the most fa-la-lovely family photo. And I’ve got a cornucopia of solutions waiting just for you. In no time,...

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Every September, America pauses to remember Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For many people, however, this month goes by with little notice. Let’s face it:...