I Just Need 21 Days For This to Stick (Beyoncé Told Me So)

It was our great philosopher in a bowler hat, Boy George, who said it best when he sang: Time won't give me time. It's one of those hard truths working mothers (hell, all mothers!) know too well.And for us WAHMs ... listen. The juggle is real.  ...more

In Adoption, Love Means Never Having to Say You're Grateful

“Thank you for being my mother.” “Yeah, thanks.” “Thank you.”  ...more

The Day I Met My Son

Yes, you read that title correctly: I now have a son ... This story started a long time ago. Decades. It begins with my sister. She and I never really got along. As a child I idolised her. She found me annoying. She was popular, gorgeous and ...more

One Mom's Honest Reaction to Her Son Coming Out as Gay

Originally written on October 7, 2015. I had no answer to the question. I didn't think I'd need one. So let's backtrack a little bit: A little over 15 years ago, our first, beautiful baby boy was born. We couldn't wait for him to talk. Then ...more

My Version of Motherhood

Editor's Note: Writing -- whether it's for long pieces or a quick-hit NaBloPoMo post -- is all about dedication. It takes a real commitment to sit, focus, tune out the world, and put your stories on the page. This post was about setting a timer for ...more

Do You Really Need to Know Why They're Crying? (Spoiler: Nope.)

New parents have it rough sometimes. Babies cry -- a lot. I've often found myself thinking it'd be so much easier if my little one could just tell me why she's upset. Then I could fix the problem and everything would be wonderful, right? Wrong. ...more

5 Ways 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Got Me Thinking About Cross-Cultural Thanksgivings

Recently, I watched the new CW show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which features Rebecca, a Jewish American woman visiting her ex-boyfriend Josh’s extended Filipino American family for Thanksgiving. While it’s completely over-the-top (the hip-hop video segment!), it was hilarious....more
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What Kinds of Therapies Actually Help Autistic Kids?

At two-and-a-half, my autistic son spoke more often than several other kids in his regional center-funded speech and language class. Two years later, several of those kids talked non-stop, whereas my son continued to speak only occasionally, and mostly kept his own counsel. We parents of those kids constantly compared notes, as parents of autistic kids often do, about the differences in our kids' speaking abilities. Which different therapies and interventions were our kids receiving? How did they make a difference, and why? ...more
The three paragraphs about ABA are very wrong. We sometimes focus on compliance because that's ...more

Minion Halloween 2015

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my full disclosure here. Thanks for supporting the companies that support this blog and our family ....more

Holiday Store Exclusives at American Girl

For almost a decade, our holidays have been inexorably tied with American Girl. ...more

The Food Pushers- By Amy Brunell

Hey! I’m all for feasting and I’ve already eaten sausage stuffing and gravy this week, yum, but my Weight Watchers leader Amy B. wrote this great blog post about “food pushers.” Who are the food… View Post The post The Food Pushers- By Amy Brunell appeared first on Girl to Mom ....more

Texas UTA Convention

Robb and my dad had a work trip earlier this month in Dallas Texas, and the kiddos and I decided to tag along with them and my mom, and we took Lisa along to help out with the kids while we went to some spouse events and dinner receptions....more

SALE on Photography Classes!

I'm going to spending some extra time baking pies, ya, that's happening today as well as peeling 20 lbs of potatoes, and just being with my family for the holiday. And I hope you are too!So I'm starting the sale early! $50 off both the Manual 'n More class that starts in January and the Composition 101 class that starts March ....more

What Molly Wore: Fall Style

Instastyle coming right at you! I haven't been wearing much exciting stuff since having Lincoln, but there sure is a lot of cozy in this round up! Dress: Molly Suzanne | Booties: old, similar Leggings: Target | Tunic: J ....more

Thanksgiving 2015: 40 Reasons To Be Thankful!

Hello there, good people! I initially planned to skip blogging altogether this week, but I couldn't help but share this post on the many reasons why I am incredibly thankful for, well, everything. It's been a helluva year, one brimming with intensely-steep drops ....more

Cooking Video: Cloverleaf Rolls by Ree

Image: Parade Magazine These no-knead rolls have been featured here on my website (years ago! Just check out the photos. Haha), on Parade Magazine, and on my Food Network show ....more

Pre-Baby Day in the Life

Our little family is about to undergo a big adjustment! Our days as a family three are numbered and I'm sure that once the baby arrives our memories of what life was like before will be a bit of a blur, so I thought it would be fun to document what life was like right before he arrived.So, this is Friday, November 20th, 2015. I'm 34, Keith is 36, Owen is 3 years 10 months old, and the baby is 37 1/2 weeks ....more