An Unexpected Staycation

An Unexpected Staycation

By nature, I am a planner.  When it comes to my family’s summer schedule, I like to be prepared and stick to my plan.  Our calendar is usually filled months in advance with a plethora of camps, outings, and trips.  Without my plan, I feel lost and confused. The days,...
Should Children Be Included or Excluded From A Wedding?

Should Children Be Included or Excluded From A Wedding?

There is nothing more beautiful than the wedding of a couple in love. Having a ceremony joining lives is sacred and romantic. You want everything to be perfect, and the thought of any upsets can cause instant panic. The question for most couples is whether they should...
Red, White and Blueberry Smoothie

Red, White and Blueberry Smoothie

When I make a smoothie I like to keep it simple. Usually it’s my fast food breakfast and I need it to help fuel me for quite a few hours. I get a kick out of adding things that I don’t usually eat on their own (spinach, kale, hemp, almond butter etc. ) My...
Out-Of-The-Box Summer Activities For Kids

Out-Of-The-Box Summer Activities For Kids

  “I’m bored!” The classic words uttered (or screamed) by every child during their summer vacation. We often picture summer as a time spent splashing in the sun and running around during scavenger hunts. However, most summer days are spent lying around, waiting for...
Stop Worrying About College

Stop Worrying About College

Worrying about college? It lasts four years and so does high school. Kids grow and learn just as much—if not more—from the age of 14 to 18 as they do from 18 to 22. So why do so many parents act like the high school years are nothing more than preparation for college?...
Gray Hair is Sexy

Gray Hair is Sexy

I am now at that pivotal age, that crossover from going to the hair salon every five weeks for color for what used to be dark roots and is now gray roots. I don’t know when it exactly happened, as it creeps up on you slowly. Partly, you deny it, and as a highlighted...
The 101 on Being a Single Dad

The 101 on Being a Single Dad

    Single dads, this message is for you. You are beyond appreciated, recognized, needed and loved. Being a single parent, in any situation, brings an abundance of joy, but also has many challenges. As a single dad, in a world where women are most often the default...
Why Are So Many Mothers in Prison?

Why Are So Many Mothers in Prison?

  Mass incarceration has become a major problem in the United States. With 219,000 women incarcerated in the United States, it’s only natural for us to wonder how all of the mothers in prison are coping with their emotions and effectively raising their children from...
Independence Daze- (I Can Do it Myself Mama)

Independence Daze- (I Can Do it Myself Mama)

Toddler Independence covered by Jen Scott Handing your toddler a pair of pants and watching her attempt to put them on can be excruciating. Sweet? Yes. Hilarious? Very. In most cases, however, it hurts to see our kids struggle with the simplest of tasks. Failure is...
Why I Had a Water Birth – 5 Great Reasons

Why I Had a Water Birth – 5 Great Reasons

Birthing is one of the most intimate things that will happen in your life. As long as you do it in a safe and supervised way, there is no wrong way to bring a baby into this world. Each woman has her own feelings towards the birthing process: some would like to do it...
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