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, “Beauty and the Pain”, by a family friend and professional artist, Paul Tepper. The art...
My father passed away 11 years ago this month. I was with him and watched him take his very last breath. He was my hero, my rock, my biggest source of support and love, and losing him was devastating....
Call me crazy, but I don’t want home school to end. Yup, you read that correctly. Plenty has been written about working moms, quarantine, and home-schooling kids. While we've been thrown into an uncertain and unknown world, home school...
If one more person says, “just stick to a schedule!”, I’m going to scream. We get it. This is wild, and scary, and different than anything we’ve ever experienced before. We’re all just trying to figure things out. Stay...
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,...
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 Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup 

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As days seem to currently mesh together, I have come to determine during these hectic times, you can’t pour from an empty cup. I...

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