Americans and Parenting Religion: I'm a Worshiper! Are You?

This is the latest article making it's way around the "let's tell American moms their doing it wrong by making them feel bad" circuit: ...more

Wake Up People - Facebook Messenger Isn't Reinventing The Wheel!

It was a typical morning, I opened up Facebook and what do I see?  Well, a newly gone viral article talking about Facebook's Messenger App and how appalling the Terms of Service are for it.  So, since it was posted on Huntington Post, I decided it must be worth reading and gave it a shot.  I admit, as I read through it the first time I was a bit taken back....more

Savy Mommy Moments: A Day at the Zoo! Fun, Sun and a Few Bumps in the Road!

It started with a fun day planned at the zoo....Kids packed up and ready to go by 930am.  It is about an hour drive. Happy kids, happy parents, driving along in beautiful sunny 70 degree weather. And then the toddler pukes a mile from the zoo with no where to pull off. Arrive at the zoo, swap out dirty shirt for a clean one. Wipe down face and hands and pack kids and supplies into stroller/wagon. ...more

Speak with Care: It Can Make All the Difference in Someone's Life

I was driving to work the other day and overheard someone on the radio say that so and so has an "Autistic Child." I immediately was time-warped back into a Master's class I took about children diagnosed with autism. In this class we were taught how labeling can negatively affect a child and the way they are treated or perceived by others.  Our professor was adamant in making sure we understood the correct way to describe an individual who has been diagnosed with special needs.   Common phrase: "Billy is Autistic." ...more

Parenting Blind Spot: Are your kids prepared for an emergency?

We are the parents to 3 beautiful little ones under the age of 5.  As loving and caring parents, we have done everything we can think of to keep them safe while inside (and even outside) our home.  They all sit in appropriately facing 5 point harness car seats, we cut up hotdogs to sizes that even mice could eat, there is a list of emergency numbers plastered on our fridge, bumpers on every sharp corner, gates at the bottom/top of stairs, etc.  I mean, you name it and we have thought of it....more

Social Media: Sometimes It's Too Much To Handle

 I am 30 and over the course of my life, I have seen our primary mode of communication ...more

Mom Fear: Can I Raise Girls? I was never much of one myself!

As you know, we just welcomed our third child, Baby L., a little girl, into our family on November 1st, 2013.  She is the second girl to grace our family and a month shy of two years younger than her sister, Little A. (the middle child)....more

Parents vs. The Public: An Ongoing Battle That Needs to End

 There is a story going around the internet about a Chicago chef at a 3-star restaurant who tweeted about an 8 month old baby disturbing hi...more