Four years ago, my husband and I learned we were expecting! Finally. After trying for years to conceive, my first thought was, “We are NOT ready for this.” So, like most first time mothers, I started researching. My best friend bought me the book Expecting 411. She warned me that some of the other pregnancy(…)
School has started back and with it the start of team sports. Some think this is one of the downsides of homeschooling: the lack of organized sports for those not in traditional school. But as our list will show, there are plenty of options – some unique – for team-based sports in the Rocket City(…)
I don’t know exactly how long the term BFF (you know, Best Friends Forever) has been a part of the American lexicon, but I do remember thinking in high school, after seeing a couple of girls proudly sporting BFF necklaces, “That’s ridiculous!” No one is guaranteed to be best friends forever. Even 20 years ago,(…)
Why do you always have to be on your cell phone? No more gaming for today! I’ll let you know when you can get on Facebook! Do these statements sound familiar? Conflicts between parents and kids related to the internet and social media can be an everyday occurrence in most households. How can we cope?(…)
This is the last day of August and we are officially fully submerged into the chaos that Fall brings into our lives. The extra school/sports activities on top of two full-time working parents makes us wonder why our kids need extracurriculars in their lives. Last week there was not ONE evening where we didn’t have something(…)
Imagine for a second that your family is struggling financially. This may not be such a stretch for many readers but when I say struggling, I mean REALLY struggling. As in, you can’t pay all the bills and still buy food struggling. So you reach out for help because it’s not just you, you’ve got little ones who are struggling with you and you’re not so proud that you’re going to cause them to be hungry. But that help only goes so far and one very important item it doesn’t cover is diapers. Diapers may seem like a very necessary item to our readers but they are not covered by most social service programs and because of that many families in our community are struggling to keep their babies in clean diapers.