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My Community {And Finding Yours}

Last week, someone asked if I had seen the Prime comedy show, “Community.” I had not even heard of it, but I did a little research since I like me some Chevy Chase and...

Raising a Child with Down Syndrome {A Mother’s Journey to Advocacy}

My husband and I received our daughter, Stella’s, Down Syndrome diagnosis prenatally.  We went through a myriad of emotions, including devastation, anger, fright and sadness.  I’ve always described those first few weeks as our...

Growing Up with Two Moms

A few weeks ago, a friend reached out and asked if I would be interested in writing a piece about being a mom. More specifically, being a lesbian mom. I considered what I would...

What’s in Today’s Weekly Ad?

Funny, the things that shape us… and in turn, will shape our children.  We were having dinner with friends and talk turned to our parents. This mom shared how she would go shopping with...

I Think We Should Consider Homeschooling

“I think we should consider homeschooling.”  I can’t remember my exact reaction, but I think I laughed. Our oldest son was four years-old. I had never given any thought to any version of education for...

Everyone Should Give Yoga a Second Chance

I didn’t like yoga the first time I tried it. I clearly remember my first yoga class. The teacher used cues that I didn’t understand. She would say vague things like “Lift your heart through...

10 Pounds in a 5 Pound Bag

There’s never been enough time in my day – or life – since becoming a mom. Seems like I always had to cram everything in and slowly started to wake up early, stay up...

Lick the Screen

Sunday was going to be the best day EVER! We have two dogs (four-legged kids since the two-legged ones are all grown) that are with us 24/7 thanks to working from home and having...

Lessons Learned :: Makeover with Toddlers

"True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less." C.S. Lewis Raising four children under the age of six was a fertile ground to develop this quality in my life....
father holding young daughter on his shoulders at the beach

Raising a Pink Princess in the School of Dad

Pink. Tutus. Sparkles. Three words that describe my 3 year old daughter to a T, but are completely foreign to me. I’ll be honest, I was completely shocked and afraid when I learned that we...