Raise your hand if you feel like you are always in your car? Yep. Me too. Like it or not, a car is mom’s second home. About four years ago, we bought our first new car in a decade. At the dealership, our salesman asked who was getting the new car. I immediately replied, “I do.” My husband looked at… Read More
Follow along as I experience a new season in life as an (almost) empty nester.
Where one day I'm in absolute despair over my oldest leaving for college. And then the next day I am making plans to turn his room into my craft cave.
Can we speak honestly about self-care for Moms? The idea that we should take care of ourselves first and then take care of our families is a joke. If you have ever flown on an airplane, you know the drill. The flight attendant tells you that if you are traveling with children or someone who needs extra assistance, put your… Read More
I know it is cliche, but kids grow up in the blink of an eye. About two weeks ago my son was in preschool, and now he is heading off to college. We are all Doctor Who fans here, right? In case you are unfamiliar, the scariest Doctor Who episodes are about the Weeping Angels. The stone angels jump closer… Read More
Parents of soon-to-be teenagers, as the mother of two teens, I give you this advice: Pick your battles with teenagers. I want you to consider this typical scenario when parenting teens. The family is gathered around the dinner table eating dinner. Parent to Teenager: “After dinner I want you to wash the dishes then take the trash out.” Teenager emits… Read More
The single best piece of advice someone gave me for parenting teens: Drop everything when your teenager wants to talk. I wish I could take credit for this great advice, but the credit goes to Maria Bailey. I heard her speak at a Disney Social Media Moms On The Road event in 2012. At the time, my kids were just… Read More
Parents of littles, consider yourself warned. Teenagers behave like toddlers. The work you put in when they are little will pay off later on. Parenting littles is hard. Discipline is like a game of Chutes and Ladders. Just when you think you have made significant progress, you end up sliding all the way back to the beginning. Toddler brains never… Read More