When kids are young, it’s easy to tell when they are too old for a toy. They stop playing with it and move on to something else or their bodies quite literally will no longer fit. But what about...
I didn’t realize our son was “different” until he was in preschool. Because he was our only child, I had nothing to compare his behavior to as I wasn’t an experienced mother. I rarely babysat growing up. He was...
Well, my baby girl is finally out of diapers! I dare speak too soon as we went through potty training once before, but this time, I think it is going to stick because I waited for HER to be...
How many of you have seen Elf on the Shelf pictures already floating around on Facebook? Are you one of the moms completely obsessed with bringing the Elf to life for your kids? The Elf has become yet another...
Diapers out, big boy undies in! Potty training bootcamp started a month ago when I originally posted about how my three and half-year-old son refused to sit on the toilet. When he accounced in Starbucks that he was pooping while bracing...
There are many educational issues that impact Jacksonville moms. Potentially, one of these issues is in having a gifted or twice exceptional child. Giftedness is typically tested through an IQ test, but there are other kinds of giftedness, too,...
They warned me that the teenage years would be here before I knew it. Yep, those years are here but ten years too soon. My daughter is three, but she has moments when she has the talk and walk...
My husband and I recently decided to take our kids on a fun family day downtown. We took the kids to MOSH, let them run around the Friendship Fountain before walking over to River City Brewing Company, and then...
Liam is three years and three months old. He STILL wears diapers. REFUSES to sit on the toilet. I've taken the mindset that I would be patient and when he was ready I would roll with it. I have...
I’m about to embark on my 15th year of taking a girls' trip with my childhood friends. I’ve known two of them since pre-school. If I were counting, that would be almost 40 years of friendship. Since we’re all...

I Should Have Fought

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The ribbon is teal, and the goal is to raise public awareness about sexual violence. I decided to write this post. I made a questionnaire and invited anyone who had experienced sexual assault to...
Most mornings after I rush out of the house and have ten quiet minutes in the car on the way to work I rerun through my head all the things I meant to say to my kids before I...

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