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Do you remember the movie Dick and Jane with Jim Carey? If you do, you’ll recall how often the parents worked and how their child only ever wanted to speak Spanish. And although we might be baffled by the thought of our child not wanting to speak the same language as us, it made sense. […]
Once upon a time, I had a minivan. For the first year, it was happily ever after, but eventually, cleaning my car became as much of a chore as cleaning my home. It basically became a second-hand toybox or laundry hamper on wheels. While it wasn’t necessarily my decision to trade it in, rather the […]
Art with kids is tons of fun, UNTIL they get messes everywhere and are done with the art project in about 30 seconds, while the mess created lingers quite a bit longer. When I was first introduced to Kwik Stix, I realized that my kids could still have art fun WITHOUT THE MESS. “Kwik Stix […]
The Problem? It’s after dinner: leftovers are being compiled into containers, counters wiped down, and dishes rinsed and put in the dishwasher. You look down, and there’s a giant stain and a big blob of dish soap on your favorite top. You run past your family, grab a new shirt, and head to the laundry […]
There are two kinds of people in this world – those who call them “fireflies” and those who know them only as “lightning bugs.” I grew up in East Tennessee and will always be a lightning bug girl, but because we have one of the most unique displays that Mother Nature has to offer right […]
Summer is almost here and I know everyone needs a few quick and easy activities to entertain your kiddos. Some might last 37 seconds while others might last longer — cheers to summertime and not losing your mind! 1. Jell-O Bowls This is very simple to do. Take a few packages of Jell-O, whatever color […]
Congratulations, Mom! You made it through a whole year of kindergarten! Nine months ago you bought every supply on the list, packed up that pristine backpack, brushed back those wild hairs, gave a kiss (or five thousand) and sent them off into the big wide world all on their own with tears streaming down your face […]
I have some great kids. I like to think I am responsible for that, and I am, to a degree. But what I don’t acknowledge enough is how responsible my husband is for my great kids. Not that my husband is perfect, but he is pretty great in the husband and dad department. I would […]
There was name-calling. Yelling. Tears. To say my relationship with my Fitbit started off on the wrong foot is putting it mildly. Chances are many of you are wearing a Fitbit (or some other fitness tracker) right now. They’re hugely popular and touted as helpful tools for weight loss and living a healthy life. I […]
When it comes to our kiddos, how often do we wish we could stop time? We want to hold those littles just as long as possible and pray that they don’t slip right through our fingers because some days, that’s what it feels like. I’ve had so many moms who are parents to teenagers tell […]
Out of the blue one evening recently, my eight-year-old daughter walked down the stairs and into the living room, clutching her bear and brimming with tears. My husband and I were curious as to why she was still awake and emotional at that. “I miss PoPo,” she said. PoPo is what my children used to […]
It’s not for everyone. I get that. In the stay-at-home mom community I’m a part of, it’s something that few of us do, but many of us speak of privately. Quietly, I’ve had numerous conversations with close mama friends, many of whom feel that putting their little ones in any kind of program prior to […]