The Teachers Are Working Extra Hard – Let’s Love Them Extra Hard

Today I received an email from the online director for our school district. The email talked about the challenges they have faced in the first week of online school and the ways they are trying to remedy the problems. In the email, it was mentioned that they have received a Continue Reading

To the Parents Wondering: Are We In? Or Are We Out?

This week, we were faced with a hard decision. To some it may not have been hard, but for us it was incredibly difficult. And I believe this was just the first of many difficult decisions that are about to come our way. Our two oldest daughters were cast in Continue Reading

I Messed Up

The weight of my mistake weighed heavily on my shoulders. I opened my email to see I had missed a deadline to have my daughter included in her 8th grade dedication booklet. And my heart broke. Not this. Not now. Do you ever have those moments when you feel like you Continue Reading

When Will We Be Together Again: A Lesson in Patience

I sat down to write today and couldn’t find the words; so I asked myself, how do I feel? And I still couldn’t find the words. My family and I are settling into a routine and are learning to embrace our new normal. Each day is similar to the last, Continue Reading

Battling Mom-Guilt

Mom-guilt. It’s a thing. I’m guessing dad-guilt is probably a thing, too. It’s a nagging, awful thing that can take over way too much mental space in a parent’s head if left unchecked. I don’t play enough. The kids are on devices too much. The food I cook isn’t healthy Continue Reading

From Faint Lines to Motherhood

I watched as the two lines slowly appeared on the test. They were faint, yet blaring. “You’re pregnant” they screamed. I’m pregnant. Tears fell from the corners of my eyes and slid slowly down my cheeks. I could taste the salt as they traveled down to my lips. Is it Continue Reading

Life is Crazy Good – and I’m Tired

Tired. Worn out. Burnt out. Exhausted. Stressed. When you hear these words, is there something that resonates with you? Are there days when you would hear that question and respond “Me! Me! That’s me!” I get the sense many of us are running around feeling the weight of our daily Continue Reading

Parenting the iGeneration

I have been thinking lately about how different the world is now from when I was a child.  What’s it like to grow up in a world where you have never experienced life without a smartphone? Or social media?   Will my children have an understanding of privacy? Of boundaries? What’s Continue Reading