Picture this- it’s Christmas day and I am 8 years old (give or take a year). I open a present anxiously anticipating what it might be. The wrapping paper comes off and I am overjoyed to find my very own American Girl doll! This was the IT toy. After all, you couldn’t attend an American… Read More Tiny Glasses Helped Heal My Heart
The other weekend my daughter, who is 8, had a play-date with her best friend. It was an absolutely beautiful day out and Girl Scouts of Connecticut was encouraging kids to visit a state park to receive a special badge. So after picking up her bestie, I took them to a local state park that… Read More Mom, Can I Take My Shirt Off?
How do we teach our children to be grateful? I keep trying to teach my 7-year-old about being content with what she has and that happiness does not come from outside material items but rather from within us. But lately I feel like my messages aren’t getting through. It seems like every time I, or… Read More Teaching My Child Gratitude – I’m at a Loss
Dear Self at… Age 2: You’re so proud that mommy hung that ornament you made. It’ll be a few more years before you realize she hung it on the back of the tree. Don’t judge – 30 years from now, you’ll be throwing away your kids’ artwork when they aren’t looking. Age 5: Your kindergarten teacher IS… Read More Things I’d Tell My Younger Self
So many times I find myself trying to cram so much into my spare time. I mean, who doesn’t? We have such little free time. And in this little bit of free time, who doesn’t feel the obligation to pursue activities to keep our little ones entertained whiling trying to also create memories for them?… Read More Clean Sheets and Carole King
I think I’m pretty lucky. I lived in the same house for my whole life until getting my first apartment after college. Even then, my parents remained and I was able to visit any time I wanted. That big, brown house on the end of Jade Tree Lane, full of trees and memories, was such a staple in my life.… Read More Saying Goodbye to my Childhood Home
Like fellow blogger Gena recently wrote in her post, I am a type A person, and by extension, a type A parent. I try…really hard, actually…to just go with the flow, but it’s not something that comes naturally to me. I like things planned, organized, and done ahead of time. Dinner is always at 6:30, baths… Read More Breaking the Routine