Leading by Example


Like most parents I want my children to grow up to be really awesome, amazing, incredible people.  That means that I want them to be amazing friends, amazing employees (or employers) and someday an amazing spouse to someone.  (that last one can totally wait 20 years or so though) Sometimes I get so focused on […]

The Key to a Happy Mother’s Day


This year I will be celebrating my 15th Mother’s Day as a mom myself.  I’ve learned a few things over the years that I thought might be worth sharing. The biggest thing I’ve learned about Mother’s Day is that much like other holidays, it’s pretty hard for the day to live up to the hype […]

What Do You Do When You Don’t Like Their Friend?


As a mom one of the hardest things I’ve dealt with has been when my children have a new friend who absolutely drives me crazy!  This has happened for a variety of different reasons.  My daughter once was friends with our next door neighbor’s little girl who would show up at our house all hours […]

Spring Has Finally Sprung-And Summer Will Be Here Before We Know It!


After being cooped up inside during what seems like the longest, coldest, dreariest winter on record, spring has finally begun to show herself!  The birds are chirping and flowers are blooming.  Kids can play outside in the sunshine and get fresh air and exercise! It’s glorious! Before we know it summer vacation will be upon […]

That Most Magical Time of the Night


Can we be real for just a few minutes here?  It’s just us moms, no one else is paying any attention.  So, let’s be honest with each other, shall we? My most favorite time of the entire day is the time of day when the kids have finally given in and gone to bed. Do […]

A Simple Kitchen Timer Returned Sanity to Our Mornings


If you have school age children, and/or you work outside the home then you know that the mornings can be the most hectic time of your entire day. Trying to get everyone up, fed, dressed, and out the door at a designated time takes a mastery of organization, patience, and ‘motivational speaking’ (some people call […]

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