Dear Santa…love Mom

SANTA CLAUS NORTH POLE Dear Santa, I know the big day is getting close, so I’m sure you and the elves are crazy busy shopping online, wrapping, and packing the sleigh. I feel your pain Santa…I do! I want you to know I’ve been a MOSTLY good girl this year ....more

Secrets of the Father

It took me a year–365 days of scratching out words and finding precious minutes...more

How to be an Obnoxious Parent

I wrote this post five years ago and it feels like it needs to be updated. ...more

Why Dodge Ball Matters

A ball whizzed by my nose. I squealed and jumped out of the way protecting the tiny infant in my arms from the rocking Dodge ball game on my neighbor’s lawn. Holding my neighbor’s baby in the middle of a pint sized...more

How to End the Clothes Drama With Your Teen Daughter

Kids rebel when they hit adolescence–it’s simply a part of pulling away from their parents and creating self-identification. Every kid does this differently–hair, clothes, grades, parties, eye rolling, politics, religion, tone of voice, apathy. Pick your poison ....more

How Do Mom’s Survive Recruiting?

“Gentlemen, it is better to die a small boy than to fumble this football.” -John Heisman Football, football, football… It’s all we talk about in the Keller house besides Jesus and cheerleading. That’s because it’s recruiting season of my son’s senior year. And truthfully, it’s not as much fun as I thought it would be ....more

When did Naked go out of Style?

A few months ago as I scrolled through my Facebook feed, I noticed an article on the role of sexual power...more

The Bucket List

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity – Dorothy Parker Twice a week, for the entire summer, my girls and I drove to the meca of cheer land–OC All Stars–for Faith’s J Serra JV high school practice. And twice a week, for an hour and a half, little Kolby and I tried to kill time ....more

The Irreverent Project

“Hey mom, I need to work on a group project tonight,” grins my seventeen-year-old son sheepishly. Ding. Ding ....more

Into the Hole of Stage Parent Shame

Over the tips of skyscrapers and a slight OC haze, little Kolby spots the artificial snow of Matterhorn Mountain, “Mommy, is that Disneyland?” “Yes, sweetheart,” I reply. “Mommy, I need, I want, I muuuuuust to go to Disneyland. I’m the only kid in the world who’s never been.” I look in the rearview mirror at her peaked little face and feel a minor prick of guilt ....more