The Struggle From the first moment I held my son, I felt I had always known him, as though we fit together seamlessly. But lately, I struggle with him. He is so full of zest, such high energy, always go go...
Growing up, I loved reading. My mother was always reading and made sure that I grew up with that same excitement. One of my favorite authors when I was a child (and now too, who am I kidding?) was...
Let's be honest. Being a new mom is hard enough. Your entire world is rocked like a 9.0 earthquake. Your body is doing weird things; you're up all night with this tiny, new human being that is just as...
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, or caregiver, I can almost guarantee there have been times that you may have lost your temper with your children. Perhaps, even more than once, in a particularly stressful day. I know...
“It’s Time to Go!” Oh geez. We only have ten minutes. “Son, come on! Put that toy down and get your shoes on!” Ok, I have my phone, wallet, keys, diaper bag…..oh! The snacks! “Son, what are you doing?! Put your shoes on!” Ok,...
“I don’t think the teachers are enjoying this either”, my son says, slumped over the dining room table, resting his head and rubbing his eyes. It’s that look of midday crash, being exhausted from blue light, stiff-necked from sitting in...
We all know the scene: our children are running around pointing sticks or Nerf guns at each other shooting, attacking, and killing each other and then celebrating and rejoicing in their victory. For many of us, our knee-jerk response...
We’re all still at home! Can you believe it? You may be racking your brain for more and more ideas how to keep your children engaged, busy, and productive during this time. Hopefully, you have taken some of our...

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Ok, so June was... weird. Not always the most awesome. We may be living in a social apocalypse, but on top of that it...