Posts tagged "Children"

Giving Tuesday: Support Climb to Safety

Giving Tuesday: Support Climb to Safety
Giving Tuesday is an annual global giving movement the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  This is an opportunity to be selfless and help others through the gift of time, donations, goods or your voice. Available for all official charities (a 501(c)3 in the U.S.) with a specific #GivingTuesday initiative today I wanted to urge to give to a specific charity.... Read more »

An interview with my 12-year-old on his birthday

An interview with my 12-year-old on his birthday
Today we are celebrating twelve years of our thoughtful son.  We all set our alarms extra early this morning to celebrate him with donuts before he caught the middle school bus at 7:20 a.m. 1.  Who is your favorite person in the whole world? Pass 2. What is your favorite color?  Yellow 3.  What is... Read more »

How to make mom friends

How to make mom friends
The kids are back to school and although our little ones generally transition easily, for some of us it is a challenge to make mom friends.  I’ve made many mom friends over the years beginning with our babies in playgroup.  As is life, people move, new schools start, our kids needs shift and again as moms... Read more »
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An interview with my nine-year-old on her birthday

An interview with my nine-year-old on her birthday
My little girl turns nine today!  This year she embraced a new house, neighborhood, school and friends and has impressed me with her resilience, kindness and knowledge.  I’m proud of the strong girl she is growing into and my heart swells when I watch her dance and create art, songs, stories and games. She is... Read more »

Outdaughtered is the new Jon and Kate Plus 8

Outdaughtered is the new Jon and Kate Plus 8
Did you used to watch Jon and Kate Plus 8? If yes, you need to see Outdaughtered on TLC. Many years ago when my kids were babies, I loved to watch the young “normal” parents as they navigated eight children.  I admired Kate’s organization and watched in awe as she constantly yelled at her husband.... Read more »

Starbucks unicorn drink has too much sugar

Starbucks unicorn drink has too much sugar
My Facebook and Instagram feeds have been clogged with photos of an unnaturally colorful new Starbucks unicorn drink.  My initial reaction is disgust that Starbucks would offer a sugar filled Frappuccino. I dug a little deeper and learned the sugar amount is twice as much as an adult needs in one day! Why is that necessary... Read more »
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I don't procrastinate except for these three things

I don't procrastinate except for these three things
I don’t procrastinate as I now realize, practice and teach my kids one of my favorite quotes. “Worrying today does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.” There is less stress in my life when I get the job, act or responsibility done.  Then I’m satisfied, productive and lighter without it looming... Read more »

Do your kids do yoga?

Do your kids do yoga?
I’m often asked if my kids do yoga.  My flexible daughter is a gymnastic enthusiast and the poses often overlap, although I wouldn’t say she does yoga.  My kids do not think yoga is cool and as much as I try and explain the benefits of breath and meditation, I obviously I cannot force them. A... Read more »

A spoonful of honey better than cough syrup

A spoonful of honey better than cough syrup
My poor girl has been fighting a cold the past few days.  She is tough and barely slows downs even when running a light fever and coughing. She also refuses medicines.  We’ve found one chewable grape oral pill she will take, but otherwise nothing in the form of liquid. In most cases I am on... Read more »
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A day in Milwaukee

A day in Milwaukee
We decided to explore our neighboring state, Wisconsin, this Labor Day weekend and were surprised by the fun we had in Milwaukee.  Milwaukee borders our beautiful Lake Michigan and boasts award-winning, restaurants, museums, theaters, bike trails and golf courses. We visited the impressive Discovery World, which includes a science and technology center, in addition to... Read more »