I sat in front of my computer, with my son standing to my right. We scrolled through Pinterest looking for Valentine’s Day printables. It was a few days before February 14, and word had gone out from the teachers at his school that valentine cards ...more
It’s almost Valentine's Day, which means that somewhere out there thousands of moms are frantically searching Pinterest for the perfect Valentine’s Day inspiration. They are making glittery Valentine’s Day slime, creating Valentine’s Day robot craft ...more
I'm always on a hunt for more time to spend with family, do the laundry, read a great book, sleep, and many of my friends feel the same way. Just last week I had a conversation with a friend about how we'd like 30-hour days -- with everyone else ...more
With more and more states requiring childcare providers to fill roles they were never trained to fill, providers are struggling to provide a well-rounded set of child development services. As providers most of us never went to college for a degree in ...more
Motherhood came to me a lot earlier than I ever thought it would. I became a mom two months after my 19th birthday. I don't usually like to volunteer that information. I like for people to assume that I'm pushing 30 when I go somewhere with my three ...more
February 7th to 13th is Feeding Tube Awareness Week. While I respect the Feeding Tube Awareness organization, especially its outreach to parents, I have mixed feelings about the awareness week.
I'm certain we didn’t start out like this. You were so excited. You liked my tiny rose in the middle, a minor decoration, but detail enough. A little embellishment to hide under your clothes.
You liked that I was simple and comfortable. I liked your curves and of course, your taste. You took me home and unwrapped me from the fine tissue paper. Caressed me. We studied in the mirror together how we complemented each other.
I have two boys, they are 9 and 11, and they have finally put their foot with insisting their need for a pet. They’ve begged, they’ve pleaded, they’ve promised me the moon and the stars if only I will get them a pet. The thing is, I have a strong dislike of animals.
I think this might be the last year that I can get the kids into Valentine-themed clothes so I took advantage of it. Little Kid was not quite a month in the photo on the left. On the right, the kids had a half day and Valentine's parties at school ....more
I know Palm Springs has a reputation of being full of old people - but maybe that's our scene. This was my third trip to the desert, all with kids, and I couldn't love it more. The skies are perfectly blue every single day, the weather was phenomenal, and it's California! ...more
I am a converted Valentine’s Day Hater. Most of my post-elementary school life I have despised this made up holiday. In middle school and high school, you could pay to send candy kisses to people ....more
I received a text from my friend the other day, I am going to let her remain anonymous. She asked me how the new sexuality series is going and told me how excited she was about the idea. “I’m really tired of people thinking that marriage is where sex goes to die” she wrote me ....more
Childhood, is were our stories begin, is the place we go to when we need comfort. We think childhood is about children, but really is something we carry inside for the rest of our lives, is what we talk about when we are adults while we are decorating our homes for Christmas, or what we talk about on road trips, is what makes us feel we belong somewhere, is the songs that makes us want to sing out loud, dance or even cry... Childhood are those scents that suddenly appear and take us back to a specific place and time... ....more