To combat those fears and jitters our little ones (and their mamas) may experience when attending preschool for the first time, I wanted to share some of the things he and I have discussed. 
Don't plan to opt out of all holiday activities simply because your children are away. Plan to be part of a larger celebration with friends or other family members. Visit your place of worship. Attend that party. Wear that ugly Christmas sweater. Put out milk and cookies for Santa. Exchange Valentine's Day notes with your coworkers. Invite a neighbor for pumpkin pie.
The tree is up, the presents are wrapped, and from the outside everything looks normal. But there’s an empty chair at the table and an empty feeling in your heart. The holidays can be hard when hard your spouse is...
Out of everything I do during a single day, there’s one thing that is my absolute favorite: reading. I’ve been reading since age five and have read thousands of books by now. I was so excited to begin reading to my...
I've learned that it means I gave up one title for a dozen others, but anything that's worth having requires work. I am blessed with the opportunity to be at home with my children, and watch them grow up.
At one point on our drive, I turned off “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” My sweet little six year old shouted from the backseat, “But mom, what happened to Dumbledore's hand?” Say what?! She was listening to the story this entire time?! Sold. Audiobooks all day! Or at least on road trips.
With the return of school comes the return of lunch box notes in our house. It has been a tradition since our girls started school. Sometimes, they receive a hand-written letter for a special occasion. Other days, it’s a pre-printed...
  Have you ever been at a local park, the local library or at the children’s museum and seen young women caring for children — and occasionally speaking to each other in another language? Chances are they are au pairs,...
As a proud mom of two full-term, beautiful, healthy weight twins, I was certain that my miracle babies would excel at everything. Sports, beauty, intelligence. And they are amazing — don’t get me wrong. But after Co-Gat scores came...
In this day and age of social media, moms are trying to show that they are keeping it together. I’m guilty of it, also. I think as moms, social media can become our main form of communication, especially with...

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