It was midnight on the night before the first day of school. I had finally set my "first-day teacher jitters" aside and fallen asleep when a sudden loud noise jolted me out of bed. It was our house alarm...
Please stop telling me I’ll miss the hard days I’m in. I wake up and rush to get two out of three of my kids to two different schools on time. One is in elementary, one is in middle...
There was a time when my husband came home from work that our child would go running to the front door as fast as her toddler feet could carry her, shouting “DADDY!” with outstretched arms as he crouched down...
My 12-year-old son didn't have the best football season this past year. In fact, his team didn't win one single game. At first, I was frustrated that they couldn't win one game. Then, after watching them lose I became...
"The One Where My Kids Never Help." If you're a FRIENDS fan I hope you enjoy that reference. I don't care if your a working mom, stay at home mom or work from home mom. If there are humans you...
Anxious about your late walker? I know how you feel. As my daughter approached her first birthday, my husband and I were on walk-watch. My son had walked right around 12 months so we anticipated she would follow suit....
It was like any other Thursday, except we had driven to Jacksonville after school for his doctor’s appointment. October had been quite a busy month with appointments, fall festivals, and Halloween excitement, and he really wanted to go to...
My teenager has reached a new milestone. He is officially halfway through his 8th-grade year which means that in a few short months we are finished with this middle school era. Each stage of parenthood brings its own sort...
It can be difficult to find the right time to teach children about challenging topics, but as parents, we are responsible for providing the appropriate lens to best explain how to understand the inequities within our society. As children...
Every Thanksgiving, my family goes around the dinner table and asks each person what they are thankful for. We've done this for years and you probably do something similar in your family this time of year. Only in recent years...

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11 Social Distancing 4th of July Ideas + FREE Scavenger Hunt...

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Fourth of July looks a little different this year. While many events are cancelled and social distancing is encouraged, there are still plenty of...