By: Martianne Stanger One recent April day, life was not going so hot. In fact, it was downright challenging on so many fronts. And, to add insult to life’s injuries, the weather was gloomy as could be. Then, all of the sudden, I heard shouting–shouting from children who had been acting with less-than-best behavior earlier … More Chasing Rainbows
By: Barbara Schwartz My son graduated from college. Magna Cum Laude with Commonwealth and Departmental Honors. And I did everything I could to cut my arms out of the photos because I thought they looked flabby. My son earned a BS in chemistry with many awards and honors and I was worried that I looked … More Beauty Is More Than a Dress Size
By: Deirdre Littlefield Youth sports seem to get such a bad rap these days. All of the articles describe parents yelling and children over scheduled. They report how bad specializing in one sport is for young minds and bodies, which we know. Politics have taken over they say–but that’s only if you partake. I … More The Truth About Youth Sports
By: Cheryl Maguire “Can I go to California?” When my fourteen-year-old daughter asked me this question my initial response was, “There is no way you are going to California, especially without me.” And then I saw the cost of the trip which only solidified my sentiment. The public school she attends teamed up with a … More The Ultimate Guide to Teen Tours
Thank you to everyone who entered the Signature Moms Blogger contest this year! It always makes it difficult to narrow down our choices to only 5 new bloggers. After much deliberation, we have chosen the 5 ladies who will join Martianne, Sandy, Carolyn, Janice, Cheryl, and Deirdre as featured bloggers. Please welcome our new Signature Moms bloggers! They … More Meet Our Newest Signature Moms Bloggers!
Summer is here;and as many of us start planning summer picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor parties, it’s important to brush up on our food safety tips to ensure that everyone stays healthy. Eating outdoors in warm weather can present a food safety challenge. Bacteria in food multiply faster at temperatures between 40°F and 140°F, so … More Food Safety Tips
By: Lauren Carmichael I see this come up all the time in the mom groups I follow. People will ask if it’s tacky to plan their own shower because they do not have a close family or friends to throw one for them. People will also ask opinions on showers for the second and … More The New Baby Shower