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Surviving 2 puppies

We bought a Cavapoo a few months before our 10 year old Cavalier King Charles passed. We knew this passing was inevitable, but that did...

My Daily Dinner Struggle

I find myself standing in the kitchen trying to come up with yet another healthy meal to prepare my family. I have finished working, but...

Parenting Without Worry

A parent’s worst fear, something bad happens to one of your children. It is such a fear for me as a mother, I almost cannot breathe when...

My Kids Happiest Memories

I read recently when your child leaves your home, they have about five special memories when they look back on their childhood. Having...

A Teenager's View Point on Video Games

I have a 13 year old son and almost all kids his age like to play video games. I asked him what were his pressing issues on his mind and...

To my 13 year old Son,

I want you to enjoy your home. As parents we have made this amazing home for you. Everything is done for you. Your laundry is done....

Why you should NEVER Fly United Airlines

We are new to United and use to flying with American. We clearly do not understand their policies. They make you go through security a...

Mom Guilt

I recently shared a personal story about how my youngest was taken in Dick’s from me. I was lucky to get her back, but something keeps...

A Stranger Stole my Child.

We had two deaths in the family in two months, to say we were struggling as a family would have been an understatement. Our children were...

People That Fill You Up

We all have those friends and family that are so supportive no matter what you do in life, no matter who you marry in life, and no matter...

When We Left Our 15 year old in Charge.

This weekend was a huge step forward for our family. We trusted our almost 15 year old to be in charge of her almost 13 and almost 11...

Arguing With a Teen

My almost 15 year old teenager seemingly wanted me to know that I upset her tonight. She was being very dramatic laying on the floor...

Why Does Your School System Matter?

I am not a teacher. I was not blessed with the patience and love a teacher needs. Now don’t misunderstand me, I love my children. I can...

Is Life Possible Without Devices?

We canceled cable. People thought we had lost our minds. We accepted a school challenge for no TV for one week of school. We thought we...

How do you Love your Children well?

We try to go on a date night once a week. Now sometimes this is a cheap date because our budget may not always allow for more than a few...

Parenting: Admitting You need Help

Parenting is the hardest job. You are never off the clock. You spend all your time taking care of someone else or a whole group of...

Our story does not end with us.

Fifteen years ago in March, we had our first child. A son that we called Alex. We thought this was where our story started, but then we...

When I Spanked our Two Year Old

No one told me how hard raising children would be. The most I ever heard was, “I cannot wait until you have children.” Or the simple,...

To the mother doing her best,

We as mothers try to do everything for everyone. We are the multitaskers that have so many balls in the air that we take no time for...