By: Cheryl Maguire When I became a stay-at-home mom I thought, “Finally I can be the boss”. The idea of not answering to anyone or to have the ability to create my own schedule was appealing. Obviously, these delusions of grandeur were construed while I was pregnant. Perhaps the combination of hormones and increased caloric … More Who’s the Real Boss?
By: Cheryl Maguire It’s May which means flowers are blooming, birds are singing and it’s time to celebrate your mother, grandmother or other maternal figure in your life. I never fully appreciated my mother until I moved out to go to college and then later became a mother myself. Here is a list of some … More Top 10 Attributes I Appreciate About My Mom
By: Jessica Aldred Today I walked barefoot through the mud. I dropped small rocks in big puddles. I watched a wide-eyed little boy study a caterpillar and startle at the sight of a frog jumping. I watched a toddler experience nature, get filthy and squeal with delight. Despite an entirely too busy life, I took … More Chasing Frogs
By: Tanya Pimental My strategy for eliminating diapers likely differs from most. I learned so much from first born in regards to potty training. Honestly, I thought she’d go off to middle school wearing diapers. I felt so much parent shame. It made me truly unravel at times. She’s a smart and sweet 9 year … More Potty Chronicles
Summer is in full swing and many of us are spending more time near the water. If you’re like most parents you probably assume that once your child exits the water their risk of drowning is over. But “dry” drowning, or “secondary” drowning can occur hours after your child has finished swimming for the day. … More Dry Drowning & What Parents Need to Know
By: Jessica Aldred Having never really worked in the food service industry, I always find myself facing an inner tipping debate whenever we eat out. Is it 15%, 18%, 20%? Is it based on good service or a given? This was more so complicated when we added children to the equation. While eating out happens … More Tipping Turmoil
By: Jessica Aldred I sincerely have no idea how you do it! This past week has been one of the longest of my life. After a minor heart scare I feel like I lost my left arm, my husband. While somewhat present, due to a heart procedure, he’s been unable to assist with so many … More To All The Single Mama’s (And Dads!)
By: Jessica Aldred Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the crowd…bring me a screaming 1 year old and bored preschooler and my days at the ball field are anything but enjoyable. This year is especially difficult as the baby is on the verge of walking- yet insists on crawling laps … More Play Ball!
By: Kathy Trainor The slide, the swing and the see-saw- all places for kids to explore and play. You see groups of moms setting up shop in the bench and you are left looking around going OH BOY what did I get myself into.. Even if you have your favorite coffee with you the people … More Playground Moms
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?