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We all know it is true. Preschooler’s say and do the funniest things. And most of the time, they are saying these things at the most awkward times. I am certain they like to see us sweat under pressure. For me, my preschooler goes around the house saying, “Sorry, kids.” With a shoulder shrug when […]
Commuting with a toddler (or any age child) can be tough. Every morning and afternoon I drive between 30 and 50 minutes with my 2 and a half-year-old and have since she was 4 months old. Why? We fell in love with the in-home daycare she went to as an infant and with a Montessori school she now attends, both […]
“Look at all these rumors surroundin’ me every day” – Timex Social Club In the 80s, there was a little-known and short-lived band called the Timex Social Club, who received moderate success for their song “Rumors.” It’s a cheesy little number but makes an excellent point about the damage reckless gossip can do. Rumors have […]
My beloved hometown lost one of its greats recently. A dear, kind man whom I knew from high school succumbed to a long struggle after a horrible stroke. Much, much too young. I feel fortunate that I caught up with him just a few months before this started. As a beloved tennis coach and community […]
A successful future for our kids is a dream we all have. Our partners at Steppingblocks share how to make that dream become a reality. Sign up for a free 7-day trial here. Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want […]
Most people’s story of infertility begins when they can’t get pregnant. Mine started because I could. In 2004 my bank accounts were empty, my credit cards maxed out, and I hadn’t yet found a job for the next school year. Suddenly the advertisements I heard on the radio for egg donors were tempting. I figured […]
If you ask any mama navigating the tricky path of parenting a child with extra challenges (especially when those challenges are invisible to bystanders), she will probably tell you that family outings can be difficult. I know for myself, it was hard, y’all. Like hard hard. I pretty much never left the house if an outing required […]
Recently my husband and I took one of those personality tests. Much to my surprise, we are complete opposites. Up until then, I chalked up our disagreements to just that, disagreements. Because we get along so well, I never stopped to think that we process information differently. But it also helped me to come to […]
A special thanks to our partners at Piedmont Health for providing these helpful tips. If you are in need of a healthcare provider, we encourage you to check out all they have to offer. For first-time parents, having a baby can be one of the most exciting – and challenging – times in their lives. […]
We have all read the books, manuals, and websites on what to do when your child get’s a fever, is teething, or having a meltdown in the middle of the store. Where is that manual when you really need it? Well, after having three kids, the manual was thrown out the window after child 1.5 (teehee!). […]