My love of tennis growing up led to hours of practicing swings and perfecting shots. Whether it was a forehand or backhand swing, one of the keys to a good shot was where on the racket you hit the...
Once upon a time being a "crunchy" mom needed no defending. However, in recent years, it seems the tides have turned as moms make excuses and create reasons for not taking the extra step to use natural products and...
As I helped my son climb down a play structure, I saw her. From the back, she looked adorable: ankle socks, leggings, a baggy sweater, and a matching snow hat, complete with a pompon. However, when she began chasing...

Busy Is Not a Crutch

Having finished up the holiday season not long ago, take a minute to think back on the conversations you had with people, especially those who you do not see on the regular. How often was the word "busy" used,...
Every day at around 4 p.m., my husband and I have the same conversation, usually via text message. We discuss two things: who is going to pick up the kids from after school care, and what we are going...
We are barely two months into the school year. Not even through the first semester, and I am already on schedule overload. With a high schooler, a fifth grader, and two toddlers, we suddenly have something scheduled every day...
If I sit really quiet and still, I can almost remember how it felt to rock my three sweet baby boys. I can recall what it was like to feed them their bottles, burp them, to then be spit...
When my daughter was eight months old, I googled things like “Baby food recipes,” “Local baby classes,” and “Sensory activities to do with babies.” However, 2.5 years later with my eight-month-old son, I often find myself typing in “What...
I’m a firm believer that ALL moms are “working moms,” but let me start with a major kudos to those mamas who are workin’ it full time. Mamas who are rocking their careers, managing life at home, and making...
“Keeping It In The Family” is usually a phrase you hear when a man passes something down to his heir. This heir, even in these currently progressive days, is also usually a male. Whether it is the family business,...
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Guide to Local Tree Farms

Taking a trip to pick out and (have Dad) cut down the perfect tree plays a fond role in many of our Christmas memories....