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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My Third HS Graduation, and I’m Still Not an Expert

HS Graduation

My third son is a high school senior, and he is graduating next week. You would think that by my third HS graduation I would be an expert, and in some ways I am. I know how to knot the tassel onto his cap, I know how to lightly […]

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Sometimes I Lose Perspective, but My Kids Love Me Anyway


Last week my daughter got her report card, got her standardized test scores back, and registered for next year’s classes. Last week one of us had a stellar week – it wasn’t me. I knew I had completely lost it when my daughter looked at me and said, “don’t […]

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Do You Know About 13 Reasons Why?

13 Reasons Why

Last week a bright, inquisitive 12-year-old girl stood at my desk and breathlessly told me how she had read 13 Reasons Why over the weekend, and that she loved it, and that she thought it had a powerful message. My heart sank. I asked her about the message […]

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No Takeout Recipes for the Crazy Busy End of the School Year

No takeout recipes

Seven more weeks of school, and our kids think they’re the ones who have it rough. Ha! We’re the ones who have it rough. We’re the ones who still have to cook dinners. The kind of dinners that can be eaten any time between 4pm-9pm. The kind of […]

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It’s Never Too Late…

never too late

When I had three little boys under the age of four, I received the best parenting advice ever.  I had arrived late for my group Bible study and was frazzled, discouraged, and disappointed in myself because my boys and I had gotten our day off to a terrible […]

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