By: Cheryl Maguire A new parenting magazine arrived in my mailbox. This magazine always featured a story about how a mom magically developed a clever idea and solved the family problem. Every time I read it, I thought to myself, “I wish I could be a super mom like her.” One day I had an … More What’s Your Funniest Moment?
By: Cheryl Maguire
“You’re blood pressure is slightly elevated. We are going to move the c-section up to today. Are you prepared?” the doctor asks.
“You bet. Get these twin babies out of me already,” I respond. … More Are you ready? My Delivery Dilemma
By: Cheryl Maguire I searched the trash folder for the deleted email. My mom sends me a minimum of 10 emails a day and 95% of the time the email is deleted without being read. I informed her of this fact, and I even typed “unsubscribe” in response to one of her emails; yet she … More Crying Pictures
By: Cheryl Maguire Before you become a parent, I recommend enrolling in an acting improv class. If your children are still young, it’s not too late. Trust me, it will be a lifesaver, especially when you are under intense interrogations regarding important issues such as Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, and my personal favorite, The … More The Tooth Fairy Tragedies
By: Cheryl Maguire On Christmas Eve, I sat alone on a bench, in the middle of a crowded mall. My husband, Bob, and our daughters, age 12 and 9, roamed the shops in an attempt to find me the perfect Christmas gift, even though I told them not to. Bob’s anxiety surrounding this situation caused … More The Gift
By: Cheryl Maguire There is something all moms dread more than anything. I’m not talking about potty training although, that’s up there. I’m referring to the fear that your child will contract lice—ya know those gross little bugs that take up residence in your head??? I’ll give you a moment to finish itching your scalp. … More Chronicles of a Lice Infestation
By: Sandy Churchill This Sunday at church, a blast of twangy fiddle music blasted just a few minutes into the Mass. The country hoe-down tune made me smile, not just for the peppy burst of unexpected cell phone music, but when I glimpsed the owner of said cell phone: a sweet, quivery octogenarian who … More Ageless Style
By: Lauren Tankle You really don’t know a person until you have played a Yankee Swap game with them. This game makes you realize that people you grew up with your whole life are unapologetically capable of plotting your demise and will do everything and anything to take you down all because you really … More Yankee Swap
By: Sandy Churchill When we hear of “breaking out” of old patterns to forge new habits, the saying might seem cliché, but our family experienced the scenario quite literally with an “escape room” challenge on vacation. The setting: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada—on a rainy day en route home from a family summer vacation … More Escape Rooms Test Teamwork
By: Cheryl Maguire I love the Disney movie Enchanted. One of my favorite scenes is when Princess Giselle is peacefully sleeping on the couch. She awakens in a graceful manner, donning a white puffy ball gown, reminiscent of an eighties wedding dress. The camera pans to show the viewer a disorganized NYC apartment; dirty … More Crafty Critters