Category Archives: Family Life

Tourist in Your Own Town: Finding Family Fun Anywhere

Can you feel it? The excitement is so thick you can almost cut it with a knife! I’m talking about Spring Break. And, while I am tempted to go into the fact that where I grew up we did not … Continue reading

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Crazy Stuff My Kids Say {and a rare-perfect redirect}

Five-year-old Li’l Bro comes to the dinner table in nothing but his underoos and a play cowboy hat. “Yeehaw,” he declares matter-of-factly. Nine-year-old Big Bro erupts, “Don’t go in my room!” Li’l Bro: “I didn’t…” Me: “Umm… where did you … Continue reading

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Scaling Mount Laundry {a reflection on motherhood}

With two adults and three kids in our home, we produce five or more outfits to be laundered each day… Actually, more since we have pajamas and sports practice clothes & uniforms and such. If you’re a mom, you know … Continue reading

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From Headaches to [Hallelujahs!]: Solutions for Struggles Over Homework

One of the best bits of advice I ever received as a Mom was that kids do well with a schedule. Boundaries lead to freedom – they really do. If your children know the ground rules they can be free … Continue reading

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A “Scrappy” Crafter: Imperfectly Priceless Family Time

Filling the time with the kids is a constant challenge for us Moms. I know that makes it sound like a drudgery. But, let’s be honest, there are times when you’re sitting there hearing, “I’m bored,” for the kajillionth time … Continue reading

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Dinner Made Easy

I am a busy Mom. And, believe me, I know I’m not the only one out there! So, when I find a winner recipe, I have to share… When I sat down to write this I was trying to figure … Continue reading

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Melted Snowman Buffet

Every winter break, we love to bake and decorate cookies. I thought this go ’round we’d shake it up a bit. And you know how I love a theme, so join that love with our yet-unmet hope for snow this … Continue reading

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Facing The Connecticut Tragedy {Together}

This is a talk no parent wants to have with their children. Being in Television News, the horrible massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT was all I was talking about on Friday. In the past, when tragedy … Continue reading

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Don’t Sell Your Kids Short This Christmas {and how to give true joy}

I ran into a big box toy store this morning while the boys were at school to exchange something for Big Bro. And while I stood there for what began to feel like forever waiting at the customer service line, … Continue reading

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Look at Me When We’re Talking

How many times do we hear that coming from a parent to a child? So, can you imagine my surprise when my daughter said that to me? It had been a long day. I had just sat down from cleaning … Continue reading

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