I have been watching friends of mine navigate their children’s senior year and upcoming graduations—the excitement, the drama, the heartache of letting your child grow up. My kids are tweens, so I am still a newbie to this phase...
It’s Teacher Appreciation time and I know, as a teacher, that usually means lots of gifts from families in my classroom.  This is the time of year parents shower teachers with all the things that say: “Thank you for...
Three months ago, I was a different person. Over the past 90 days, I lost an innocence that I didn’t know I was still clinging to. It’s gone now, but I think that what has replaced it has increased...
Easter is just around the corner, and I love this time of year for so many reasons. Spring is in the air and all around. Stores are filled with baskets, flowers, and seasonal pinks, blues, yellows, and greens. When...
It happened again. My twelve-year-old son asked for his own phone – yet again. This time, he sent my husband and me an email listing all the reasons he felt he “needed” the phone.  This request has become commonplace....
The other day I picked my 11-year-old son up from 6th grade, as I do most days. He was moving slow and the look on his face said the day wasn’t spectacular. He plopped down in the seat with...
There have been a lot of big changes going on in our house in recent months.  My son got his first job. He learned to drive and got his license. He had his first girlfriend and first heartbreak. This fall,...
This month, my daughter turns eight years old. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was snuggling my tiny newborn baby in my arms, but now that newborn is officially entering her “big kid” years. Watching her...
Here’s what I realized this morning… As moms of teenage boys, many of us are going through our own hormonal changes at the same time our babies are becoming men. The result is a whole lot of mixed emotions...
April 7th, 2023 was the last time I breastfed my son. For 20 months, my body provided nutrition and comfort for my sweet boy. It was a long, hard journey. At times it hurt physically, mentally and emotionally. It...

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