Five Non-Video Games for Your Tween Gamer

If like me, you find yourself referring to Ash and Link as if they are real people and find many of your conversations with your child revolve around video game strategy, perhaps you’d like...

Four Presents? Does It Really Work?

A want. A need. Something to read. Something to wear. Sound familiar? Every year, around this time, the memes start showing up on Facebook about this gift giving strategy and the responses are almost always the same, “I...

Our Journey:: Trigonocephaly and our daughter

Where we are... October is a tough month for our family. The anniversary of my daughter’s cranial reconstruction looms large. On October 20, 2009, we handed her over to a nurse and listened to her...

Birthday Missions: Making Birthdays Special for Your Kids

When my son, Ben, turned eight, we went on a series of activities that we called birthday missions. That particular day, we got doughnuts from Krispy Kreme, bought his scouting uniform as he was...

Back to Homeschool

Going back to school reminds me of pencil boxes, lunch boxes, new teachers, and Trapper Keeper notebooks (yes, I'm a child of the 80s). However, back to school for my family means working at...