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Son, Before You Go, I Want You To Know…

Son, I know you are busy playing on your phone. I know that show on television is oh so interesting. I know that you’re hungry after a hard day at school. Yes, believe it or not I do understand all of this. But Son, I am so tired of being ignored. At this point I would appreciate a simple nod of your head when I ask you to take the trash out. I promise, your life would be … [Read More...]


5 Things Moms Say Farewell To Once They Have Kids

For those of us that are parents, I don’t have to tell you that the very moment you have a child, your life changes immediately. Duh, right? You are suddenly responsible for the well-being of another human. It is no longer about just you but about that innocent child you just brought into the world. We all want to give our children everything and we really do try our … [Read More...]


How Do You Know You’re a Great Parent?

Every day as parents we question whether or not we are good, average hell … great parents, especially with the internet telling us that we are doing it all wrong, or those overzealous parenting posts on Facebook, or our own psychosis screaming into our brains that we are not good enough parents. Well, my friends, I am here to tell you that you’re a great parent, no … [Read More...]


How I Learned Not To Sweat The Small Stuff

"Through humor, you can soften some of the worse blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive." -unknown They say a clean house is a healthy house. While there may be truth to that, I had to let go of that fantasy years ago. With little to no planning, I became the crazy mother of 5. I had 4 kids in … [Read More...]


Overcoming Bullying: Five Things I Learned From My Son with Cleft

A new report about bullying was released this week that really hit home for me. It notes that children with disabilities are more likely to be bullied, and I’ve found this to be nothing short of the truth for my son who was born with a severe cleft lip and cleft palate. From the moment he was born, my expectations of motherhood went out the window. John needed multiple … [Read More...]


The 5 Moms From The Park – Which One Are You?

Ah, swings and roundabouts. You can’t get your kid to go on them, but once they’re on – they never want to go home. This is my daily playground saga: I drop my daughter off at nursery. She cries. I tell her I’ll be back after lunch then kiss her hand and ask her to put it in her pocket. It’s kinda our thing. Well, our thing that I stole… like an artist. Thank you Austin … [Read More...]


Are You Done Yet? How Parents Can Help Their Easily Distracted Kids!

Is your child easily distracted?  Does homework that should take 45 minutes end up consuming two hours?  If so, you are probably a frustrated parent.  Chances are you have learned that punishing inattentive behavior doesn’t work. The question is:  What works?  Here are some ideas that might do the trick for you. Set Up the Correct Type of Study Space Most inattentive … [Read More...]