Motherhood

The Importance of Friendship…for Parents!

February: the month of love. Love takes many different forms, and lately I’m feeling particularly grateful for the friendships in my life. Parenting young...

Multi-tasking:Strength or Weakness?

I watched my children as they sat at the kitchen table, each attempting to complete their homework. Books were open, pencils sharpened and they...

Leveraging Holiday Time

A mompreneur’s survival guideThe holidays are here. I love this time of year. The tinsel, glitter, gingerbread latté, indulgence and family time. It’s a...

When You Can’t Quit ‘Elf on the Shelf’

It’s that time of the year again, when I am forced to re-evaluate my relationship with Ruby, our Elf on the Shelf. Like any...

Dialing Down my Side Eye

A refresher in compassionMy son’s first “Ninja Warrior” class was a bit disorganized, with energetic preschoolers running amok. Truth be told, it was absolute...

Giving Thanks…Building a lifelong habit of gratitude

“Mama! Mama! MAAAAMAAAAA!!!”My three-year-old son summons me to the couch.“Yes?”“Water!” He shakes his empty sippy cup at me, continuing to watch his show. It’s...

How to Be Partners in Success

We all want our kids to experience success, which can take many different forms. Along with nurturing and support from home, the time they...

My Nest Is a Mess

I feel like stainless steel appliances were created solely to torture parents. The “faux” stainless we had in our last house was manageable, because...

Let’s Rock Hunt

A grandma and her four-year-old granddaughter are strolling along a trail when the girls bends to pick something up. She squeals and holds out...

Parenting Myself

Ninety per cent of the time, I consider myself to be a pretty decent parent. I care deeply about my child and I enjoy...

Thumbsucking Confessions

I’m a parent who traded a good night’s sleep for my children’s self-soothing habit—thumbsucking. I got them started but it took a worm to...

A Good Night’s Sleep

As a parent, achieving a good night’s sleep continues to be an adventure. Although my children are no longer babies, it seems they still...
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May 2020

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