Enjoy Your Coffee

By: Kathy Trainor I am a mom … I am a mom of 2 boys. Boys are busy, rough, and tough. As are girls and any other knee high beings that we call children. I know you want coffee. I am here for the same reason, but don’t worry! Your little seven month old can talk … More Enjoy Your Coffee

What Are Your Gifts?

By: Carolyn Coleman I recently joined a women’s bible study group. First of all, I must say that it is not your typical bible study class. One of the first topics we discussed was, “What are your natural gifts?” Before this question was asked, I never really thought about my gifts. Honestly, I didn’t think I … More What Are Your Gifts?

Postpartum Depression

By: Jessica Aldred At 2:11 am, exactly 10 days after I delivered my perfect, healthy and gorgeous baby boy that I sat straight up in my bed and couldn’t breath. There was no nightmare, no pain from my c-section or anything really legitimate that woke me that night. It was just an all out panic that … More Postpartum Depression

Reward System

By: Jessica Aldred As parents of a school-age child and a preschooler, my husband and I often struggle with how to discipline or reward each of them without impacting the other. For instance, if we’ve promised an outing to a fun family location but my four-year-old has had a particularly bad day, it’s a tough … More Reward System

Frozen

By: Rachel Ventura If you have kids, I’m going to assume you’ve heard of a little movie called Frozen. Actually, I’m going to assume you know every word to every song, or maybe even every word in the entire movie. I know I do. Both of my children are head over heels in love with … More Frozen

Lockdown

By: Heather Desmond O’Neill “Mama, we had a drill at school today!” “Wow! A fire drill?” “Nope …. A LOCKDOWN drill!” And my heart sank. Thankfully, I was on the phone with my son so he did not see the tears that immediately formed in the corners of my eyes. My mind immediately thought of … More Lockdown

Making Friends

By: Jessica Aldred “Do you wanna have a play date?” “Mom, I made a new friend today!” “My new friend thinks spiders are icky, too!” These are just a few of the statements I’ve heard from my cherubs as they started off the school year in their new classrooms. As an adult, I can’t remember … More Making Friends