It’s Thanksgiving – Let’s Have Some Conversation!

Thanksgiving conversation

When I was a little girl my grandmother lived with us, and one of my favorite activities was to have a cup of tea with her and listen to her stories about when she was a little girl. My other grandma didn’t live with us, but I have […]

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The School Project Survival Guide

School Project

I have four kids. As you can imagine, I have a LOT of experience with school projects, and let me tell you, it isn’t all good. School projects and I have a checkered past. The all time low was the year my second grader had a school project […]

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Don’t Let the College Cost Keep You from Applying

college cost

When my three older boys were going through the college application process, the question I dreaded the most was, “Where is your son applying to college?” It is a logical question to ask a mom of a high school senior, but my own insecurities made me dread it. […]

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I Might Be Screwing Up With Technology and My Daughter – Or Not

Daughter Technology

I just walked past the den where my 13-year-old daughter was doing her homework, and saw her with her phone in her hands and her iPad open. Ha…caught her goofing off on social media…or so I thought. When I asked her why she had her phone out, she […]

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My son, and college, and his ADHD prescription

ADHD Prescription

I am honored to have a blog post shared in the My Parent Journey section of the truly incredible website, Understood.org. If you aren’t familiar with them, they are a resource for those of us with kids who have ADHD and other learning issues. I have learned so much from […]

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The Most Helicopter Mom Moment Ever

Helicopter Mom

A few summers ago when I was at my hair salon getting a haircut, I witnessed the most helicopter mom moment ever, and since I wasn’t up to my blow dry yet, I got to hear every cringe worthy second. I watched a mother accompany her soon-to-be-college freshman son […]

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School Year Resolutions for Me – the Mom

School Year Resolutions

I love the beginning of things. I love the thinking and planning and dreaming of how great everything will be. For me, the return to school is the ultimate beginning, it marks the renewal of the hopes and dreams I have for my kids and for me. This […]

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On Grown and Flown this week!

Grown and Flown

My post for this week is on one of my favorite websites – I’m thrilled to have contributed an original piece to Grown and Flown! They talk about parenting older kids and have lots of useful information and yes, some sentimental pieces too – definitely will need the […]

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My Updated Fall Recipe Rotation

Fall Recipes 2017

A colleague reminded me that we all need to get our recipes in order for the back to school rush. Sigh – denial did not work. Back to school is real and here. Below is my updated recipe rotation for fall 2017, and this is the link to […]

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Books for when Middle School gets Complicated

Books for when Middle School gets complicated

Ernest Hemingway once said, that there is no friend as loyal as a book, and I don’t think there is a stage of life where that is more true than the middle school years. When those middle school friendships get complicated, it’s nice for our girls to know they […]

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