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5 words my toddler says that tests my sanity

When my son turned 2 years, his practitioner voiced some concern that he might be a little behind in his speech.  It was something I tried to keep in mind, that we needed to work more on those social skills, to cultivate his language, and most importantly, to encourage it.  He had a particularly effective […]

And then life happens: updating your goals

As time goes by, sometimes we achieve goals and sometimes, things happen that elongate those goals.  Those goals don’t go away, though sometimes they grow into something different, or you find that the time table has changed for you. I turn 31 in less than a week which has led me to go back to […]

Little Readers: Ideas to help guide your children to love reading

I have always been an avid reader. As a child, both my parents read to me everynight.  I’m constantly reminded of this when my mother points at me and says “You better be reading to those kids everynight”.  As I grew, what I loved changed from dinosaurs, to Fear Street books, to books about talking animals, to fantasy.  Books were […]

The destruction of the NFL’s brand

In this post, I talked about the values of the NFL and how they penalize their players.  In the post, I was annoyed and outraged by the fact that cheating led to a more serious penalty then domestic assault drug abuse, and animal abuse.  I questioned what the NFL truly valued. Many responded with the fact […]

3 ways to make a busy mom’s life easier

Being a working mom with two children who have a 6 year age difference, I find most of my husband and my time goes to chasing and entertaining them. Between homework, potty training, and the other fun parts of parenting life, there is sometimes little time to dedicate to ourselves and our physical and mental […]

March update: Dream big, plan small

In December, I shared 30 goals for my 30th year of life. This is my March update. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr.   There are things that sometimes happen to […]