I still have questions, still find myself in places and spaces where I do not exactly fit but because of the solid foundation built by my family and the added layers I have built for myself, I keep getting stronger.
Summer is wonderful. But, the start of school for kids brings new beginnings for moms as well. It's the perfect time for them to focus on their own wellbeing and have courageous conversations about what they need to feel inspired and fulfilled.
It was my first back-to-school morning as a parent. You'd think I'd be doing the happy dance all the way to the car and heading straight to Target to celebrate. Instead I was speed walking with my head down.
You're feeling a little blah, nothing seriously wrong, just a little less than enthusiastic about well, everything. A bit irritable and feeling less t...
Education and health. Intertwining education and health can ensure girls can not only survive, but thrive and reach their full potential. Separately, education and health are important for every girl. Linked together, they could change the world.
Whether you use Tupperware or its numerous brethren, these sturdy, lightweight containers are ideal for storing food in the fridge and for takeaway lunches; but they can also be a headache to store and clean.
When my 11-year-old son, Teddy, returned from overnight camp last month there was one thing he wanted, one thing he had missed above all else. Hint: it was not me, nor was it his father. It was the object to which he is more attached than allowance, Doritos and Kobe Bryant in his prime. It was his iPad mini 3.
As back-to-school season is wrapping up, many parents have equipped their kids with the supplies they will need for the upcoming year. However, many have likely forgot to pack a tool their child may be in desperate need of -- a credit card.
As I watch them navigate these years, I remember every single emotion each of my children is feeling at any given moment, because I felt every single one when I was their age. And I wish to God I could make it easier for them with what I've learned since.
The aisles of all the local stores are packed with binders, dividers, lined paper, composition books, pens, pencils, crayons, and markers -- new s...
While getting a child equipped for school is never a cheap date, for families who have a limited budget (or no budget at all) this time of year can be stressful, especially with a series of expensive holidays on the horizon.
Back-to-School: it's the most wonderful time of the year. My kids are much older now, but I can vividly remember all the prep work to get ready for a new school year like it was just yesterday. It feels like it was just yesterday.
Today my son is starting 6th grade and I have all the feels on this one. It was bad enough to have a nervous stomach all night but when the tears started in, I knew I was sunk. My kids are growing up.
Yes, the start of the school year can make us a little wistful. But when our children are in the care of a really good teacher, we feel a bit like those 9-year-olds, and we see only promise and potential. The days may be growing short, but the vista is limitless.
It is quite fitting that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The juxtaposition of the hustle and bustle of a new school year with the parallel universe where families are fighting simply for their child to survive is a poignant one.
Consider it your ongoing homework assignment this year to gauge how well your parenting time plan is working, and whether you are doing your part to make it work. One last point to keep in mind? The old "dog ate my homework" excuse doesn't apply when it comes to parenting your kids.