By: Sandy Churchill There is nothing like a hearth fire in winter, especially in New England. The smoky scents welcome us homeward when arriving from outdoors, and the crackling blazes instantly usher in warmth, family, and the cozy embrace of home. Our family members are campers at heart, eager to hike, kayak, tent- or cabin-escape … More Glorious Hearthfires!
By: Heather O’Neill I was having dinner one night a few years ago with two young men who I have known for the past 20 years. I met them when they were about 13 and they have now become part of our family. We were discussing some of the events that were happening across the … More I Can’t Raise My Kids To Be Colorblind
By: Deirdre Littlefield I’ve read so much and even written about how difficult middle school is for our children. Their world seems to have turned upside down as friends find new groups and they explore their own personal boundaries. Academics become less important as peer pressure revs up. It’s a confusing time but they will … More Middle School Mama Friendships
By: Sandy Churchill When my children were small, dinner prep seemed to rob time at, “the bewitching hour”—where babies fussed, toddlers required more attention, and school-age children needed help with homework or rides to karate, soccer, and rehearsals. The idea of sparing 30 minutes or more each night to make dinner seemed unreachable many days … More Crockpots: The Mommy Time-Saver That’s Still a Winner
By: Cheryl Maguire Are you feeling nausea during your pregnancy? If so, I feel your pain. It has been over ten years since I was pregnant, but I still remember that awful queasy feeling. During my first pregnancy with twins, I experienced morning sickness all day. In fact, I felt the most sick at night … More How to Combat Morning Sickness
By: Kathleen Blandin February 1st, is a day about women’s health. It’s about realizing your worth and the cherished ones around you as well. It sheds light on focusing on YOU and your female companions and to ask yourself, am I doing the best that I can? The American Heart Association (AHA) has titled February … More Go Red for Women Day—What does it mean?
By: Heather O’Neill Our kids are growing up in a very trying time. The world they are growing up in is so very different than the one we did. In their lifetime, it has been proven to be unsafe to fly on an airplane, go to the movies, shop at a mall, sit in a … More How to Support Our Nervous Kids