5 Simple Steps To Take The Stress Out Of Sick Days

home sick

When my kids were younger, they loved a day or two when they could stay home sick from school. If they weren’t too sick, a day at home could be fun. It meant blankets on the couch, extra TV time, and yummy chicken soup – who wouldn’t like […]

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4 Ways to Help Your Kids Read (and enjoy) Books

kids reading

I love seeing my kids reading a book. The best is when it just happens, but usually it doesn’t just happen. Usually it requires some effort on my part, and getting them to choose a book, and then read it can be a battle. They are busy, they […]

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Enjoy Every College Acceptance

One morning a student stood at my desk and told me that she had just been accepted to a college. Sadly, she couldn’t have been less enthusiastic. It turned out that she had been accepted to her “safety school”, and that she had no desire to attend that school. […]

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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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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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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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