It’s a great time to be a 4th grader’s Mom

My little girl is starting 4th grade next week. I don’t know why, but I have been more excited about having a 4th grader than any other year before this one. Maybe I’m just weird like that, but I do have a few reasons. I loved 4th grade. I look back on my...

3 ways to tame chaos (& have a CLEAN home!)

I am admittedly not the greatest housekeeper in the world. I could blame others for this problem of mine.  At times I actually have blamed genetics or habits picked up in childhood and even the people who live under our roof. The inhabitants of our home make it a...

While she sleeps

There is no moment more peaceful than a quiet one spent watching your child sleep. Eyelashes laying softly on their cheeks, complete tranquility radiating from their sweet face. As a first-time mother with a very restless baby girl I lived for those moments. I took...

Back to school dilemma: Our dirty little secret.

School is starting soon and like many parents I am beyond excited. I’ve never really been able to relate to the mothers that tearfully drop their kids off on the first day of school. Yes, I may have shed a tear or two as I drive off from campus, but my tears are...

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