We Can Be Like Flashlights, Right Mom?

By: Anne Marie Holloway – Guest Blogger & Former Signature Moms Blogger Sometimes my children…Wait, let me rephrase that.. Often times, my children remind me about our calling in the world… I believe we are called to be good… To love one another…To do something….It has also become apparent to me, that I cannot always protect them from the … More We Can Be Like Flashlights, Right Mom?

Birthday Wisdom?!

By: Anne Marie Holloway The Birthday Countdown has ended….It has finally arrived.. I love birthdays. I especially love my birthday (just in case you did not know that about me).  And today I celebrate my 40th birthday. My minds eye still views me as an enthusiastic and playful twelve year old. But, if truth be … More Birthday Wisdom?!

An Ode to Elf!!!

By: Anne Marie Holloway We were just about to sit down and watch the rest of “Elf” (one of the newly added films to my top five favorite Christmas movies list) when the questions began. “Mom?” She asks me with an embarrassed pout, arms crossed, brows furrowed, “Some kids at school say Santa is not … More An Ode to Elf!!!

Thank You, Dad

By: Anne Marie Holloway I wrote this blog post two years ago as a Veteran’s Day tribute to one of my life’s greatest soldiers. In 2011, when I wrote this post, my Dad was facing a diagnosis that rocked my parents’ world: Parkinson’s disease. My Mom and Dad formed a two-person army to face this … More Thank You, Dad

Old Halloween Costumes

By: Anne Marie Holloway  “Mom?” he speaks my name quizzically. “How long have you known me?” he continues with a furrowed brow. I am elbow deep in old dress-up clothes and October decorations, focused on trying to figure out how to convince my kids that using the hundreds of costumes we currently own as costumes … More Old Halloween Costumes