Dear Laundry

By: Kathy Trainor Dear Laundry… We need to have a chat. I have wanted to have this talk for a very long time. I have been very unsettled for about 25 years now. I will not hold back. This is ALL your Fault. You never leave, you are never clean and you never give me … More Dear Laundry

Healthy Summer Recipes

By: Alicia Tapp, Guest Contributor Cool off with these light summer recipes the whole family will enjoy! 1) Fresh Tomato Salsa: Prepare this delicious appetizer for any event. Your friends and family will love the fresh ingredients, and it’ll impress even the peskiest of eaters. The homemade recipe goes with any chip and will hold your … More Healthy Summer Recipes

Everyday Evidence

By: Martianne Stanger As my children grow, there are two sights I rarely tire of and continually marvel at – their backs… … and the tops of their heads. In fact, sometimes, seeing my children huddled together, heads bent at some simple task actually brings me to tears. Happy tears. Grateful tears. They are mine. They are … More Everyday Evidence

Untruths

By: Heather Desmond O’Neill There are definitely two teams in our house. Us against them. We have to stick together.  If we don’t, our children may realize that ultimately we really have no power. There are fabrications that we have told our children to keep the upper hand.  After the kids are in bed, sometimes … More Untruths

Summer Safety

By: Alicia Tapp, Guest Contributor June is National Safety Month, a great opportunity to reinforce healthy and safe behaviors for your family. This month, adopt these tips to ensure your loved ones stay happy and healthy- both inside and out! 1) Master water safety. Avoid swallowing water you swim in.  Accidental indigestion of pool water can lead … More Summer Safety

Free Fun Fridays

Looking for a way to beat summer boredom without breaking the budget? Check out Free Fun Fridays, which provide free access to great local museums and cultural spots. If you attend any of the events, let us know! We’d love to hear if your family enjoys one of these great local resources.