As we celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday today, I am reminded of his historic “I Have A Dream” speech. In front of a captivated crowd, Dr. King shared his dream of freedom and equality in an electrifying speech that advanced the civil rights movement and cemented his place in American history.
Now imagine yourself in front of the Lincoln Memorial ready to address a crowd of thousands, or maybe you are at home sitting at your computer. What would you say? What would you write? Do you have a dream? Continue reading →
Every weekend my husband and daughter steal away for an afternoon of daddy daughter time. Which sounds like the perfect time to catch a movie, luxuriate in a hot bath or curl up and get lost in a good book. But instead of spending that quiet time doing something that I enjoy, what do I do? Spend the whole time doing laundry, running errands, and tackling my never-ending to do list. Continue reading →
The school year is well underway, and teachers have been busy setting goals and expectations for their students in the classroom. But it’s also important to spend some time at home discussing what your children want to achieve this school year and what you expect of them. Continue reading →
Today was officially J’s first day of school. I can’t wait to pick her up to ask her how her day was just so she can reply, “good.” Does this happen to you? You want to know what your kids have been up to in school and all you get is a one word answer? Continue reading →
My daughter recently studied butterfly metamorphosis at school. When she came home with her completed project and explained each phase of their life cycle, I realized just how much parents have in common with butterflies. Much like butterflies pass through four phases of life before complete metamorphosis, we will experience four phases of parenting before our children become adults. Continue reading →
I’m down to the last bit of packing for our move and I’ve noticed something. I have a ton of underwear. I only wear a fraction of them on a regular basis. I’ve mentally separated them into categories. Please tell me I’m not alone here… Continue reading →
I have so much to do I don’t where to start. My husband left this week to start a new position in another state. So I am temporarily a married single person—again. And as soon as he walked out the door, the pilot on the hot water tank went out, the smoke detector started chirping because the battery needs to be changed and it snowed! It’s like the house knew he had just left! On top of that, I have 3 weeks to pack up our house to move (and everything that goes along with it) to a house that we have yet to find. All while I continue to run my business—oh, and manage my blog. And let’s not forget about this arctic blast that had me stuck in the house with a 7-year-old for 3 days! Continue reading →
Monday is the first day of the long winter break. While I love spending this extra time with Journey, keeping her busy can be quite challenging. So this year, we are going to use the break to learn more about our family—and have some fun along the way. I’m sharing our project so that you can do it too!
We often ask children what they want for Christmas, but seldom ask them the question, “What are you giving?” As they eagerly anticipate opening their Christmas gifts, it’s important to remind them that everyone isn’t lucky enough to have gifts under their trees—or even have a tree for that matter. But with a bit of help, there is so much that our little ones can do to help those in need during the holiday season. Continue reading →