White Babies No Longer Majority: Why Are Schools Not More Diverse?

This week the Washington Post noted for the first time in American history, white babies are no longer the majority born in the United States. ...more
I LOVE this post! We've recently decided that our kids will go to public school. I'd personally ...more

Sibling Rivalry: It's Not Fair!

With three children in the house (and two of them twins), sibling rivalry is inevitable. It's rampant. And it's exhausting to referee. I don't keep a tally of how many birthday parties and playdates each child has or buy presents to make up for any shortfalls, but I do what I can to even things out, keep the accusations of favoritism at bay and generally preserve my sanity domestic harmony. ...more
I remember a friend telling me one of his daughters used to complain that her sister 'was ...more

Attack of the Infomercial

When I was attempting to get seven-year-old Emma and six-year-old Riley to bed one evening, I realized that I could not find Riley. I had sent her to the bathroom to get her toothbrush, and she never returned. I walked into the bathroom and found her sitting on the closed toilet with tears running down her face. Between sobs, she managed to choke out, "I just want ... to get the thing ... that holds the toothpaste ... and you can get out the last drops!"   ...more

Anatomy lesson: The Tragus

Since I'm not a big piercer, I had never been exposed to the word tragus. ...more

New to BlogHer - CloseKids.com

Juse learning about BlogHer from Ree at the #PioneerWoman.Recent article in the paper about raising children to have a great relationship as adults....more

life as a psychic mommy

Last week I made a statement. I set an intention, and that intention was met immediately by my husband and his friend who is a chiropractor. I declared for myself in my last blog that I desired to have a chiropractor help me heal my neck – within a day my husband had arranged a trade with a friend of his who is a chiropractor....more

Emotions Turned to Tears.

"The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent." ~Frank PittmanTwo months passes by and I hear nothing from Brian. I was glad because I want him to go away....more

"I Fell Into a Burning Ring of Fire..."

  ...I went down, down, downAnd the flames went higher....more

Grand Opening February 8th!

Ten years of research….three years of planning……and months of details we never anticipated!  BUT WE DID IT! Please celebrate with us by visiting our website at salonnaturalsonline.com. All bloggers receive 20% off the retail purchase of any shampoo and conditioner pair through 3/31!  Sign up for our monthly newsletter while you’re there!  We look forward to hearing from you!...more

It's Haunting Me...

When I wrote about this last week it made me feel better. I needed to get that out and I felt a lot lighter after writing that. But for some reason this last week or two I've been bombarded with things that are bringing up painful memories and things I just don't care to think or talk about. We haven't been speaking to Katelyn's dad and it's been nice. Drama free....more