This list of vague New Year resolutions have nothing to do with your money or your fitness but have EVERYTHING to do with betterment of mind and spirit.
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A Hogwarts Alum prepares for her first Witches Ride – read her thoughts on broomsticks vs bikes, Muggles, and booger-flavored jelly beans. Then come out to the Blossomwood Witches Ride on Sunday!
Just in case you need a little parenting pep talk.
For any parent who has ever struggled to share the truth about Santa.
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 […]
Maybe the first thing I would tell you is this: It’s okay to cry. You will feel stupid when you do it, trust me, but it really is okay. And hopefully you have friends who have cried the same tears before you, who can give you a knowing hug (and probably laugh at you a little) as you sob, “MAH BABBBEEEE!”
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My son looked at this manger scene, something that was in my house growing up and I snagged after Dad died because I love it dearly, and said, “Oh! Is that me as a baby? With Nikki and E?” Sometimes it’s very obvious we are not a Christian family. My family does not practice any […]
I suffered my first miscarriage in silence because I followed the rules. I didn’t tell anyone I was pregnant, because you weren’t supposed to announce a pregnancy until you were past your first trimester. That was the rule. The theory was that you didn’t want to have to tell everyone you had a miscarriage, if […]
Most kids love to swim, bike, and run around like maniacs. This is just common knowledge. However; if you have a triathlete in your family, they will see these actions as the foundation for a triathlete. With my triathlete-husband’s encouragement, our 7-year old daughter decided she wanted to try to do triathlons and duathlons this […]
I got laid-off earlier this year and ended up with a part time job I can do from my home. There are some huge benefits to working from home: you never have to get out of your pajamas, no one steals your lunch from the refrigerator, and you can can listen to your music as […]
My child graduated from high school on Friday. I have many friends who are now beginning the year I just survived… the last year of their child’s childhood. At least that’s how we parents tend to look at it because we know that once they go off to college, that’s the practical beginning of their […]
Several times over the last 18 years of being a Mom, moreso in the last 8 years being a blogger, I’ve tried these “Lists Of Things To Do” type parenting challenges. I never complete them. Whether it’s the goals over Spring Break or the goals over the summer… I never actually check everything off the […]
Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a geek. I’m a dork. I’m probably not the best person on the planet to tell the average person what they might “enjoy” on the internet, because my standards my sway more to the “nerd” side than the average person. HOWEVER! My kids are cooler than I am and their […]
When I first started boot camp a year-and-a-half ago, I didn’t experience too much Mommy Guilt about time away from the family because no one was awake while I was gone. I didn’t have to deal with the battle of exercise v/s guilt until I started the training program for that half marathon last August. […]
I have a teenager who I adore greatly. Except, of course, on the days he calls me panicking because he forgot something for a performance. Even better is when I call him back having my own panic attack because I can’t find the item, only to have him realize it was with him all along. […]
I was never athletic growing up. (If my Dad were alive today he would laugh because that is SUCH AN UNDERSTATEMENT.) I naturally gravitate towards the television, rather than to the gym. However, I have had several friends over the years go from SITTER to RUNNER and several years ago I found myself thinking maybe […]
Alternate Title of this Article: “Now If We Forget Something, We Have No One To Blame But Ourselves” For years, my husband and I often found ourselves arguing about one of us not remembering something the other one told us we were doing. Why aren’t you ready to go? Where are we going? Laura’s party […]
Most of us make our kids pose by the front door – backpacks slung over the shoulder – for that First Day Of School photo at the start of every year. I have one child who is about to start THE 11th grade and I know I’ve done it every August since he was five. […]
I have one child with only two years left in the public schools here in Huntsville and one starting Kindergarten this year. We’ve been beyond happy with our experiences with our son and despite everything, are looking forward to new experiences with our daughter. Sending my oldest to public school was always my goal due […]