“That’s weird…” It was a response I had gotten from a grown woman. It was a response my husband got from a grown man. The fact that me, my husband, our unborn daughter, my bonus son, his mom, her...
Anxiety is considered to be the no. 1 mental health concern facing America’s children. Even if a child does not have a diagnosed “anxiety disorder,” anxiety can be problematic enough to impact their quality of life. All parents can...
I honestly think hurricane days are God's way of telling us it is time to slow down and to really enjoy quality family time. Yes, I mean completely stopping the everyday hustle to work and school, the long list...
"Can we please evacuate? PLEASE!!!" I begged my husband. "I'm so over Florida!" I was five months pregnant, and we had just moved across the country to Jacksonville less than a month before. Hurricane Matthew was pounding Haiti, and...
To clarify: This article isn’t about the disparate amount of responsibility that falls squarely onto a mother’s shoulders and why that’s not fair. (Though it generally does, and it’s really not.) This article is about me letting go of...
Parenting is hard. There have been days in which I put my head on the pillow and hope that my children will remember more of the good than the bad. And believe me, many days it was a toss-up. I...
The school car line is cut-throat, and nothing reminds me more of this fact than the first week of school. From the seemingly endless line of cars taking over the streets to the equally long threads in Facebook groups,...
Our fish died. The night we came home to find it dead on the bottom of the bowl it was pouring rain. I unpacked four hungry, cranky, from-camp-and-daycare kids from the car along with their tote bags, lunch boxes,...
Pretty pictures. Travels. Road trips. New places. New faces. Different cities every week. If you've ever looked on a baseball wife's Instagram or Facebook page, these are just a few things you may see on their feed. Behind those idyllic...
If you are a right-handed mama raising a left-handed child, this is the post you never knew you needed — until you needed it. There are countless things no one warned me about during my journey through motherhood and...
I have an 8-year-old and a 1-year-old. Needless to say, they need to be in different places at different times between school, nap, camp, soccer, nap, etc. Because cloning myself is not an option, and because I work full-time...
It was a few years ago when I read an article that broke my heart. Written by a social worker, it told the story of a young boy nicknamed Stephen, who made his way through foster care, hoping to...

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