Donuts with Santa is always one of our favorite events every year! This year was no different, even though the event looked very unique as we adapted COVID-style. A fleet of our elves filled cars with special deliveries for...
Sleep hasn’t come easy in our house. Through the years we’ve dealt with the kid who gave up naps at 2, the kid who napped only in 45 minute increments (sometimes just 20), the kid who needed to be...
Let's talk about the lost art of writing letters. Doesn't it feel like "the good old days" when you consider sitting down to read an age-old, beautifully penned letter? There is something special about the process of hand-writing a...
The holiday season is here, which means it is essential to think about what you are grateful for. Many feel thankful for physical health, family, occupation, home, so many things - especially your children - but, is your child...

Be The Nice Kid

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Pick a side. That seems to be the mantra I’ve heard so often in 2020. It seems you can’t stay neutral, or say you are in the middle on any issue. Yet I’ll be honest, I’ve been a middle...
There are so many times we as moms fall susceptible to comparison culture. One day a few years ago, I realized my endless scrolling through social media was leading me right into this trap; causing me to fail to...
I need help. Can we talk? So often as adults we read columns written by other adults; in this column, we flip the script and hear from a child’s perspective what it’s like to be anxious and live in uncertainty....
I was in the United States Air Force Reserves for 10 years. Honestly, it was a path I never thought I'd take, but there I was a junior in high school with no idea what I wanted to do....
“So, today I’m giving you a new responsibility. You are now in charge of making sure our bathrooms ALWAYS have toilet paper. Every couple days you need to check all the bathrooms and restock, I will help you remember.”...
When it comes to disciplining and parenting my kids, I always feel a huge pressure which springs from the way I was disciplined growing up on the other side of the world. Yet I have found as a parent,...

I Hate Worms

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I took my kids fishing, but I really wish I hadn’t. No, they didn’t fall in or get snagged by a stray hook – although there were some close calls. There was a MUCH bigger problem. I originally took them fishing...
In the first year or so after my daughter was born, I’d have a recurring dream. I was back on campus, and my sorority sisters and I were moving in with each other again. Except this time, we were...
What do monsters, thirst, temperature, toilets, and tears have in common? They are the symptoms of little night owls who don’t want to fall asleep.  I have a few little night owls on my hands. The most exhausting days don’t...
I don’t know about you, but these past six months have been my time to catch up and explore new binge-worthy shows. Sometimes, I feel like I need a break from reality and watching adventure, romance, and other people’s...

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Juggling

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I was recently chatting with a friend… a fellow mom and entrepreneur with a full-time day job. She asked how I juggle it all....

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