We know this year's back-to-school vibe is not quite what kids (and parents) are used to. The typical excitement of checking out a new classroom or meeting this year's teacher has been replaced with Chromebooks in the living room...
My kids may be twins, but they are night and day. Raising boys is fun but also kind of gross.  One kid is clingy, loves gamer videos, and refuses to wear pants unless we are going somewhere. His affinity for...
Few things elicit my momma bear instincts more than when my child’s feelings are hurt because of a friend. It’s a horrible feeling if your child wasn’t invited to a birthday party or if their friend left them out....

Quarantine Parenting

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About eight weeks ago, I was worried about surviving Spring Break - and this post was to be about my misadventures. Instead, it’s about our new world. This is quarantine parenting. Like many of you, I had Spring Break travel plans. Then,...
It may seem early to start thinking about back to school shopping, but a little planning now can have you sailing through summer without rushing around shopping for school supplies just as you’ve finally settled into summer mode. Our partners...
Along with changing classes and electives, middle school emotions bring changes that can sometimes feel like you are stuck on a roller coaster. At first, the mood changes might be dismissed as hunger or fatigue and then all of...
Everyone has heard the stereotype that teens don’t talk to their parents. First, that’s not always true and second, it may be because you aren’t giving them enough opportunity to talk about themselves, their favorite topic. Sometimes mundane conversations...
School has been back in for several weeks now, and already I’m feeling my sanity start to return. It sounds mean, and I’m riddled with mom guilt even uttering these words, but some things in life are just easier...
Maybe you have been waiting for this moment. Maybe you have been dreading it. Either way, it’s go time. You smell the faint onion-y whiff of BO. You see the beginnings of boobs. Your dentist suggests a visit to the...
When we moved to Oregon, I was desperate to meet other people and feel connected with our new community. I decided to try a parent-teacher organization (PTO) meeting at our new school. Thanks to TV and movies, I was...

Recommended Reading

Bloom 2021 :: A (Virtual) Event for New and Expecting Parents

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Though we all miss gathering together face-to-face, we are delighted to host the 2021 edition of Bloom virtually to allow as many parents as possible...
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The Lost Art of Fun