Happy Mother’s Day

Stuff for mom

Happy Mother's Day! ┬áToday 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

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We've had a long standing tradition in my family to give to kids in need every holiday season. ┬áMy 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...]

Adjusting to a new school year: Back To School-itis


The news last week ran its usual array of back to school stories. One, in particular, caught my eye. The story was about back to school "nerves". It isn't one of the more popular topics covered by the news but a good one to note because it does occur in kids of all ages and is worth knowing about just in case your kids get some early school days jitters. I call this phenomenon "back to … [Read more...]