Earlier this spring when I was home with my kids and my husband during the quarantine, we decided it was the perfect time for potty training! I will tell you, the nice thing about potty training during the pandemic...
One evening during quarantine, my family was sitting around the dining room table after dinner playing a game of UNO. Wholesome, right? That’s when my 8-year-old daughter leaned forward to pick a card, rolled her eyes, and as casually as you...
I always tell my children not to speak to strangers. I say it a lot and I say it loud. But apparently it’s like most of what I say—in one ear and out the other. I realized one quarantined...
Who would have ever predicted that we would be cooped up in our homes for as long as we have been? This Coronavirus has really thrown so many lives against the wall, financially and emotionally. Some have even lost...
My younger two children are practically super-glued to my hip. Quarantine outdoor activities are the only thing saving my sanity. Between working from home and teaching three elementary school kids I'm spent. This quarantine is tougher than I could have...
When we decided to have a third child I thought there’s no way that this third labor could top my first two. My first child was born during a blizzard. My second child was a whopping 10 pounder. This...
Nothing can prepare you for motherhood. Each mother is different and each baby is different, so there can't possibly be a manual for motherhood. However, there are a few things I wish someone had told me before I entered...
When my daughter was a baby, anyplace with a drive-thru became my best friend. I needed food and it was winter in Minnesota. With temperatures below zero, I refused to leave the comfort of my car and those amazing...
What is your communication with other parents, should you call them? I know it is definitely different from when my mom and dad were raising us. It is going to sound pretty funny but when I was a kid,...
  As you’re driving home from school with your kids, you overhear them talking about another child in their class. Your child calls this other student a bully. And says that “they are mean.” As a parent, you may find...

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