St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day… What is it all about? Well, first and foremost, this day celebrates the life of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, Nigeria, and Monserrat, on the anniversary of his death around… Read more »

Spring and the Outdoors

This spring when the weather warms, the sun is out, and your child(ren)’s energy soars, how can you use that wild energy for fun rather than picking up after your little tornado all evening? Last… Read more »


Jump out of the car, sling purse over arm, yank open the back door and pull out child(ren). Remember sippy. And snack. Because Heaven Forbid a little one should suddenly realize they are starving to… Read more »

Mom Guilt

“The days are long but the years are short!” “Enjoy this time when they’re little; you will miss it when it’s over!” “Cherish this time.” These are just a few of the phrases I remember… Read more »

Valentine’s Day

When I was young, I felt that Valentine’s Day was just a commercialized holiday invented by greeting card companies. As a married woman with no children, it was a date night. That all changed when… Read more »

Flu Bug

We have seen the news about the recent flu epidemic. It is worse in some areas of the US than in others, but it is EVERYWHERE. Recently our family was travelling and saw a news… Read more »

Snow Days

The excitement, the joy, the fun, and of course, the day(s) off school! What child doesn’t look forward to those big white flakes? And parents? Well, we are a mixed bag. Every parent I have… Read more »

Gifting, or going?

It is the time of family get-togethers, Christmas decorations, mistletoe, hot cocoa, caroling, travel, and gift giving. We want to enjoy time with loved ones. There is, of course, teaching children about the reason for… Read more »

The BEST Way

Last week in my daughter’s karate class, the instructor was talking to the kids about listening to mom and dad and doing what they say, which included going to bed when told. He joked, “Do… Read more »

Are You Waiting?

Holidays and end of year are often times of reflection. We are so busy making plans while considering what we have accomplished (or not) each year. A few years ago I began feeling as though… Read more »