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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 […]

When your child’s safety becomes less of a priority than how long summer break is.

“I’m sorry, when a child’s safety becomes less of a priority than how long summer break is or isn’t, then we have a problem…” states one concerned parent from Morill, Maine. As a parent, nothing is more important to me than my child’s safety.   Sure, I hate snow days just as much as the next […]

An Open Letter to Parents: Appreciating the “Juggle”

Dear Parents, Let’s talk about the juggle. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. Whether you are a parent or not, we all have to juggle multiple responsibilities in order to get what needs to be done… done. As a parent, you are now adding someone who is looking to you. And that’s when […]