My Dad passed away several years ago. I think of him every Father’s Day, but this year I thought about one particular lesson he taught me about consent. To celebrate, I thought I’d share it with everyone.
Where I live, a recent announcement declared that summer camps would be open this summer. A lot of parents are wondering whether they are comfortable sending their kiddos to camp. When I’ve been asked the question, my response is quite direct – HECK YEAH!
I’m a mama of six kids and this will be my 21st time celebrating Mother’s Day! While it’s nice to be surprised with a gift or “spoiled” with the classic breakfast-in-bed by the kids, let’s be real: Sometimes it’s just easier to just be direct about what you want, or just order it yourself!
April is Cesarean Awareness Month. Considering I’ve had six of the damn things, I thought I’d take some time to share my learnings.
My son was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three. He is now 21-years-old.
Back in those days, parents were given the diagnosis with virtually no information regarding treatment, resources, education or help of any kind. It was pretty much a “yes, your son has autism… don’t hit yourself with the door on the way out” kind of an approach.
March 8th is International Women’s Day, and many parents are looking for opportunities to celebrate women with their children. Here are three powerful ways families can embrace the day!
Moms are experts at neglecting our friendships, even at the best of times. Between work, PTA meetings, children, family obligations – even in the “before COVID times” we went far too long between a good girls’ night out. Enter a pandemic and a whole new obstacle has entered the scene.
Like most recent celebrations and holidays, Valentine’s Day is going to look very different this year. Usually, at this time, our kiddos are excitedly preparing cards for their friends and working on crafts during art class. Many children are currently doing school online, and all are feeling the pain of getting fewer hugs from grandparents and friends. So, what can parents do to ensure the kids still have a fun and special day? Create some crazy new traditions and do some fun activities My friend Jenn, loves to celebrate everything! One of the traditions she started was to keep her Christmas tree up year around, but she and her family decorate it according to the season. Her Valentine’s tree looks spectacular! Kids love doing crafts and we love kids being busy, so picking up a Valentine’s Day Craft Kit is top of my list. I also discovered a local mom…
The third Monday in January was coined “Blue Monday” several years ago when it was decided that it represented the saddest day of the year for people.
It gained this reputation was for a few reasons: At this point in January, the weather is a bit glum, the days are a bit dark and people are feeling a little financially strapped after over-spending during the holidays. Having those credit card bills roll in can certainly leave the best of us feeling a little unenthusiastic.
In keeping with tradition, I’m going to share my best mom fails of 2020. My kids love gathering during the holidays and deciding where I screwed up most during the year. As a parent of six kids, I’ve definitely relaxed more with each child and my three biggest kids like to jokingly describe me as having been “a little asleep at the parenting wheel for the last three kids”. Truthfully, I’m not sure they’re actually joking.