Kids grow up. That’s what they do. If you feed them - which it’s illegal not to – and time passes, they will grow up. The older they get, the busier they (and you) get. I remember when our biggest...

I Am Sorry

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It was the end of a long day. My husband and I were having our usual debrief of the day’s happenings when all of a sudden, seemingly out of nowhere, our friendly chat turned into something a bit more...
“Is my child ready for elementary school?”  If you’re the parent of a young child, or children, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. We all want to make sure we’re giving our children every advantage and opportunity we can....

Work, Interrupted

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It was a hot summer evening a few weeks ago, when I found myself driving home from a busy day of mom-ing in jammed traffic with two sweaty kids in the backseat. The better part of the afternoon had...
I’m a classic middle child in my family - but also a little bit of an oldest. I had the unique position when I was growing up that, for a lot of the school weeks during the year, it...
I sat down at my appointed table backstage. After a full day of work, it was time to get ready for the stage.   Surrounded by high heels, cans of hairspray, and program books, I opened up my bag....
Enter to win New Horizon Academy’s back-to-school giveaway here: https://woobox.com/t2bqwt After a fun-filled summer, getting back into a school routine can be a challenge for both parents and children alike. Help ease the transition of going back to school by...
I am a story teller. I weave words with images, tuck them into neat little squares on a grid. These are the stories I share with the world. You have these too. I see them when I scroll, following the...
What is an ‘adventure mom?’ I am truly not certain, but to me it means pushing myself out of my comfort zone and just going for it. The comfort zone of motherhood is especially easy to stay in when...

While She Naps

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How many times have you made a to-do list of all the things you will accomplish during nap time? From household chores to work projects and more, the list is never-ending and nap time rarely goes as planned. I’m...
I love people.  I am your typical ENFJ personality type, with emphasis on the “E” - Extrovert.  And, I love parties.  My first word was balloon.  There’s a reason why the home I grew up in is nicknamed “Kamp Klohs.” ...
How often do you tell yourself you’re a good mom? And more importantly, how often do you really believe it? Being a mom is dang hard. In fact, it’s the hardest job I’ve ever had BY FAR. As with any job,...
It’s time to clean up and clean out the house. Yes, let’s throw away that broken toy that has been stored in the maybe-I-can-try-and-fix-it-pile on top of the fridge. No, we probably don’t need to keep ALL the almost-gone...
Here are some tips from KinderCare experts that will help parents combine learning and fun, no matter where your family’s summer adventures take you: Heading to the beach or river? Read the tide chart together. Reading the tide chart gives...

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You Can Have It All, Just Not At The Same Time

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An entire world opened up for me when I admitted I couldn’t and didn’t need to do it all. When I had the courage...

Leggings Are A Lie…

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