Grandmother or Mom? Sitting in the food court area at Sam’s Club, a gray-haired gentleman walked by and asked, “Taking care of the grandson today?” Was I really just mistaken for a grandmother? I froze. How would I respond? My son...
As moms, we want our kids to spend less time on electronics. We want them to focus on school, friendships, and develop their talents instead of mindlessly scrolling social media, watching YouTube, and playing video games. We encourage them...
  Happy New Year! I love January! It feels like a fresh start and a great time to think about your family routine. As parents, we reflect on the previous year and think about our resolutions for the new year....
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You Are Not Enough

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Before I begin, I should let you know that I’m a dad. So, what’s a dad doing writing on a mom’s blog anyway? Well, I feel like I have had something rolling around in my head that I want...
I've been hearing some people say that in lieu of an actual list of specific resolutions, they have mindset resolutions. I really liked this positive twist on the old practice. I also thought it would be a great thing for...
We are constantly bombarded with holiday media telling us to buy, buy, buy. It can be tempting to get just one more good deal in the form of a toy for our kids at Christmas. But what do you...
It may feel like summer, but believe it or not, it’s Christmas in Florida, too. However, since we’re more about white sandy beaches than a blanket of snow, getting into the spirit requires some creativity. Take it from a...
Post-Halloween reality check: Holiday guests will be arriving in less than three weeks. That's 21 days or less to get your house guest worthy. Incoming guests give me Super Mama Vision--my eyes zoom in on all of the dust,...
Because we build connections over social media these days, it's not uncommon for moms to use Facebook groups to find commonality. I feel like I am seeing more rule-breaker moms - moms that find a way to bend the...
Both of my kids are now in school (tears just thinking about my littlest being in kindergarten). Once that happened, my hubs and I felt it was necessary to check in about what and how we’re teaching our kids...

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A Father’s Story: Processing Pain through the Arts

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I haven’t always appreciated the arts, but fortunately, I have a wife who has. In 2012, she brought me to our first art show,...