No doubt, raising young children is exhausting. However, I’ve spent enough time with teens, and moms of teens, to know raising hormonal, almost-adult human beings, takes exhausting to a whole […]

Moms come to expect long tiring days, especially during those years when the kids are young. Each day involves feeding little faces, wiping up little faces, and changing tons of […]

My parents made a big deal of birthdays. They didn’t do anything elaborate or crazy, but each kid always felt like their birthday was their special day. “My day” even […]

Parenting sometimes brings certain “aha” moments. Recently I experienced one of my own. I have a daughter who tends to display selfishness in a particular way. While I discussed the […]

I suspect we want our children to respond calmly when things don’t go as they’d hope. We’d also like it if our kids didn’t snap at each other. And we […]

There was a place in our yard in which a bird’s nest could not remain forever. However no one wanted to harm any birds or eggs, so we decided to […]

In my opinion, the moments after walking in the door after an outing are the craziest. I imagine this changes as children get older. But for years it has felt […]

There have been a handful of times I’ve been late to pick up my elementary aged daughters. Losing track of time is the usual culprit. In my mad dash to […]

During the blur of my first pregnancy, I received a simple piece of advice that I never forgot. I only have a guess as to who told it to me […]