Keeping Halloween Safe Thanks To Cell Phones and APPS

My kids couldn’t wait to go trick or treating alone with their friends. We, however, had some trepidation. But, come Middle School and High School, we caved and came up with a plan with other parents to make it happen. The kids had fun and all the parents survived watching our kids spread their wings of independence. When our kids walked out the door dressed as witches, superheros, cartons of … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day!  Today is a wonderful time to celebrate all the great women in children's lives who care for them. This time of year I find myself inspired by the poems of Erma Bombeck who has a knack for capturing the essence of being a mom and a parent. I came upon the following poem not too long ago and wanted to share it with you - it is truly perfect for today (Source: Between Us … [Read more...]

Friday Fun: Modern Holidays

It's time to dust off Friday Fun! This week's pic of the week, a snapshot of our modern holiday family life. … [Read more...]

The best cure for chaos: helping kids in need

We've had a long standing tradition in my family to give to kids in need every holiday season.  My husband and I started buying toys to toss into the Toys For Tots box when we were dating and passed the tradition onto our daughters once they were born. It's a great feeling to know kids in need will have a toy to open during the holidays. … [Read more...]