Screen-free week, what's the big deal?  We could do that easily if we wanted to, I just don't want to.  We're fine with our balance.  I grew up watching hours of TV and I'm fine...  Those are the things...
Screen time. This topic is a daily struggle in our home. We are constantly asking ourselves: how much is too much? How much is acceptable? How much time is she spending on screens when we are personally not with her...
When you stay at home with little children, life is a chaotic swirl of coffee, sibling squabbles, dirty dishes, smiles, diapers, and accidents. It’s wonderful and overwhelming and it speeds past you far faster than you ever imagined it...
Let's be real here; because he never gets any attention...   I am actually writing this piece out of a little bit of guilt and feel like I should leave something for my son to read in the future for him...
This past fall, my mom and my sister both visited our home and individually shared that they had noticed that our 5-year-old son, Henry, was crossing his eyes. Yet I knew my kid better than anyone on this planet...
"I always wanted to have a friend just like you..." Even now, at 40+ years old, I smile when I hear those words.  One of my favorite shows to watch on TV growing up was Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.  I hated...
It happened one evening as I walked into my bathroom. There it was. In the corner of the shower, up towards the top where the tile and the frosted window hit. A giant spider. The symbol of my adulthood coming into full swing....
As a busy mom I wear a lot of hats. Caretaker, doctor, chauffeur, chef, referee, just to name a few. The one hat I didn’t think about was brain builder. Yes, brain builder. As a parent, one of the...
A few years ago on Father's Day, we celebrated multiple fathers: my two grandpas, my own dad, and my husband (dad to our two little girls). Not a lot of people still have all four grandparents alive, so I...

Learning to Celebrate

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Are you good at celebrating? It may sound strange, but celebration doesn’t come naturally for me. I’m the kind of person that likes to stay in motion. Performance can drive me forward. If I meet a goal, rather than pausing...
As silly at it sounds, reaching the end of a favorite TV series makes me feel deflated, empty, an embarrassingly deep sense of loss.   The end of maternity leave? Let's just say I'm struggling today, and I know it's just...
Having three boys in quick succession means that sometimes the four walls of our house feel too confining - especially in the winter.  Cabin fever is a real thing, y'all!  There are only so many books to read, crafts...
As a parent of two children under the age of five, I find myself constantly thinking about my parenting decisions. Should I have stayed home to raise them during these early years? Should I have worked harder with my...
My brother, Noah, has lived in prison for the whole time I've been a parent. I've never been one to hide the truth. I especially do not hide what our real life is from our kids.  I brought my firstborn, Greyson, behind prison...

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Thanksgiving Series: Our Small but Magical Family Thanksgiving

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With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we asked several of our writers to tell us about their favorite Thanksgiving traditions and stories. Whether a quiet affair...

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