Dear Class of 2021,

My oldest child is a rising high school senior. I’ll admit that I was relieved she wasn’t graduating this past spring. Oh, how I felt for all the high […]

A Poem for All the Moms Making Christmas Happen

Ladies, this one’s for you…

‘Twas the day before Christmas Not one gift was wrapped The house was a wreckAnd Mama felt trapped!As time slipped away The panic ensuedThe husband’s choice comments Led […]

Make Memories with a Summer Fun List

My kids will be out of school next week (man, that went fast!). That means it’s time for us to put together our Summer Fun List.

The Summer Fun List […]

Be the Mom You Want Them to Remember: Perfectly Imperfect

“Be the mom you want them to remember.”

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Not long ago, my kids were outside playing in the driveway. My youngest (age 6), came in to get something, and I […]

Take a Picture Each Year to Mark the New Year

When my youngest daughter was born, we started this tradition of taking a picture to mark each New Year. We have now taken pictures for six straight years, and […]

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    20 Awesome Gift Ideas for Your Teen or Preteen Girl (from the Mom of Four Daughters)

20 Awesome Gift Ideas for Your Teen or Preteen Girl (from the Mom of Four Daughters)

As the mom of four daughters, I know girl stuff. So if you are in need of gift ideas that a teen (or preteen girl) will love, you’re in […]

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    What to Wear for Family Pictures: A 10-Step Guide to Looking Great

What to Wear for Family Pictures: A 10-Step Guide to Looking Great

It’s that time of year again. Time to think about the ol’ holiday card! And that means you need a picture to go with it.

For many of us, taking […]

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    Learning to Treasure Even the Most Ordinary Moments as a Mom

Learning to Treasure Even the Most Ordinary Moments as a Mom

My youngest daughter had her four-year-old checkup the other day. On our way there, she declared, “I love the doctor!” Probably because she was there so often with her […]

Hello Preschool. Hello Mom Freedom!

At parents’ night before my fourth and youngest daughter was to start preschool, the director told us to try not to cry in front of our kids.

“It can make […]

The Black Bunny: A Short Story I Wrote as a Little Girl

This past summer, I went through everything we owned before we moved.

Not my most thrilling summer.

But it really was good to go through ALL THAT STUFF – we had […]

Thoughts on Moving: Missing Home and Finding It Again

In early June my husband got a new job. A week later he was gone, and I was left to make this move happen for our family of six. […]

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    A Well-Traveled Mom’s Guide – 30 Smart Tips For Flying With a Baby

A Well-Traveled Mom’s Guide – 30 Smart Tips For Flying With a Baby

As the mother of 4 girls (ages 11 – 2), I have flown a lot with babies – oftentimes by myself. Over the past 11+ years, I have seen […]