Tag Archives: Children

A back-to-school list to live by.

Back-to-School List

I started seeing them back in June.  School supplies officially hit the stores. I began to feel the uneasiness and anxiety that is back-to-school for a parent. School had literally just ended and our summer had yet to begin.  I hadn’t even bought bathing suits for the kids. My daughter didn’t skip a beat.  She immediately started […]

Finding beauty in the weeds… and a little parenting insight, too.

Beauty in the Weeds

This is what happens when you go on vacation and leave your yard unattended for a couple of weeks: Weeds.  Not just a few little dandelions popping up here and there.  Giant, thick, deep-rooted weeds.  Spiky, nasty weeds.  Weeds that are too prickly to pull with your bare hands.  Painful weeds. Looks like I’ll be […]

Play-Less Summer

Play-Less Summer

I am so excited to share this guest post from Samantha Richardson who writes a fantastic blog: Goodnyou?  I hope you enjoy her words as much as I do! Play-Less Summer By, Samantha Richardson – Goodnyou? So far our summer has kept with the end of school craze. I’ve been telling myself “after the 4th” is […]

My 8 year old daughter is in love, and I couldn’t be happier (spoiler: this story will melt your heart!)

Puppy Love

Just two weeks ago, my sweet little girl fell in love. I knew it was coming and I did nothing to prevent it.  You might even say that I spurred it along. We celebrated CurlyQ’s 8th birthday and a week later, she finally got to hold her gift: a 13 week old English Springer Spaniel […]

Nourishing the Nourishers: 5 Ways to Appreciate a Teacher

Nourishing the Nourishers

This week is National Teacher Appreciation week.   Each year at my daughter’s school, the PTO tries to do things throughout the week to make the teachers feel special and loved, mostly through the gift of food and snacks each day.  I love to be a part of this tradition because that is what us […]

An open letter to my son – for when he has to go potty.

Potty Talk with Little Man

If you are a parent, you can hopefully relate to the letter below.  You may have even had similar experiences and are nodding your head.  You may have little ones still in diapers and long for the days when you can have these conversations.  They will come.  I promise you, they will come.   If […]

Being the “cool mom” always seems to backfire on me

Houlton Farms Dairy Bar

This “eternal winter” is making my kids stir crazy which is in turn making me run out of ideas to keeping them from driving each other up the wall. I’m already hanging from the ceiling. So when I found out a few days ago that the Houlton Farms Dairy Bar was opening up for the […]