I spend 75% of holidays cleaning or Why I sometimes enjoy July 5th more than the 4th

Holidays are very tricky around my house.  I work in healthcare so I get the privledge of working holidays.  I also work 12 hour shifts so the days I work holidays, I pretty much am gone the entire day.  When I do get a holiday off, we tend to celebrate with a family gathering at my house,  I had the 4th of July off so I invited my family over for supper.  Unfourtantly, my house was a complete and utter mess. ...more

Join Us: Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day Is June 2

Yes, it's that time of year again, and you're all invited to join me for the 9th Annual Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day on Monday, June 2! This is a celebration of LGBTQ families whether you’re part of one, know one, or just want to support them....more

What I Learned From Reading Harriet the Spy

 What I Learned Reading Harriet The Spy03/07/2014...more

New BPA Hysteria – Fact or Fiction?

As soon as someone mentions BPA (bisphenol A), I recall the glasses and glass holders our family now uses to replace the plastic containers that previously populated our cupboards.  Like many moms, my number one priority is to keep my kids safe.  So of course, I have also been concerned about BPA in the past....more

Gifted and arrogant: What does "Sherlock" reveal about giftedness?

The BBC hit series, “Sherlock,” portrays a modern-day Sherlock Holmes (and his sidekick Watson, who, of course, blogs) in a witty, engaging portrayal of the master detective. What stands out, though, is a depiction of a highly gifted individual who behaves arrogantly, says whatever he thinks, and falls short in relationships....more

Different, not better

I just got back from taking my trio to storytime at the library. It’s something I’ve done on my own, but when the inevitable bathroom-break need kicks in, having a helper is, well, helpful. I’m lucky to have my mom close by with ample free time, so help is rarely unavailable.We got into the room and settled, and up strolled a mom with a toddler, a double snap-n-go stroller and a baby in her Ergo. Toddler plus baby triplets....more

How WIC Saved Us

I’m going to keep this (relatively) short and to the point. No ranting. No giving you my opinion of the GOP or politicians in general. I’m not going to be political about this because there really isn’t a point, and there are millions of others out there saturating the Internets with their opinions, anaylysis, anger, bias, and what have you. I’m not going to give you politics. Instead I’ll give you something personal and leave you with a plea for tangible, effective action. ...more
Thank you for sharing this heart wrenching story!  It is so true, as the mother of 3, for the ...more

Five Family Habits That Matter

If you know me at all, you know I am a creature of habit. Habits, routines, structures - they are all part of how I function and make it through the day to day. Besides just helping me to remember what needs to be done, habits help to make sure the things that are important to me make it onto the always-too-long to-do list....more

Top Summer Travel Destinations For Families

It's summertime again!...more