Dumb Teens, Racism and the Social Media Talk You Need To Have Today

Something happened in my home state of Arizona this week. You may have already seen the viral photo of six High School seniors with a racial slur. Image Credit: Yolanda Sun, Unsplash.com In case you missed it, here it is:...more
QueenMomJen You're welcome! And Congratulations again!!!more

How The Expectation Of Trying To “Have It All” Is Hurting Us All

I am almost 40 years old, and with my age comes at least a little wisdom; wisdom I wish I had possessed many years before this point in order to save myself much needless heartache....more

The Christmas List

When my husband and I were first married we lived far away from family and that first Christmas I still wanted to connect with all of our loved ones even though we couldn’t be together. So I decided to send out Christmas cards. Because Microsoft Outlook wasn’t available back then, I went out and purchased an inexpensive softcover address book and began adding names to my Christmas list....more

The Young Sandwich Generation: Tips For Coping

I am a member of the sandwich generation. This is someone who is sandwiched in between two generations. They are busily raising their own children while at the same time caring for elderly parents....more

Finding Something To Be Grateful For Even When It's Hard

This week is proving to be very deeply and personally difficult for me. I am in the middle of helping to make some rather important decisions that will impact other people’s lives. People for whom I am responsible and care deeply for. And because of this, it feels like my fears, insecurities and self doubt are winning the war against my usual optimism and confidence....more

What I Learned The Month I Went Without a Cell Phone

Over a month ago my cell phone had a very unfortunate run in with a bottle of Gatorade. At first I was hopeful that my husband could fix it because he can pretty much fix anything. He suggested a treatment involving a bag of rice and complete submersion of my phone into said bag of rice. This treatment lasted for a week and I have to say that my first week sans cellphone was hard. ...more
J-MOM Nope, you are smart! Emails are the best for exactly that reason.more

How to Prepare Your Daughter for Menstruation

I remember the day my period started for the first time. I was 12 and other than hearing the vague and cryptic comments from my friends at school and an older sister who had shared a little bit about their own experiences with me, I was woefully unprepared. I have good parents whom I love dearly, but I think there was a whole generation of young girls who were as unprepared for this life event as I was, because menstruation wasn't something we talked about. ...more
QueenMomJen we talk a lot in the car too. I think it's almost like a non chat as we are focusing ...more

Why I Still Nurse My 2-Year-Old (Even Though I Don't Want To)

I am not a parenting expert, and I admit to looking cross-eyed at all the bloggers who profess that they are. Because, unless you have a specialized degree or MD behind your name, your opinions about parenting are just that, opinions. I do think, however, that the best way to learn is by doing. I have 4 children and although I do not have a degree in child psychology, nobody else in this world knows more about what makes each of my children tick than I do. ...more
ABeautifulwhim Beautifully said and I couldn't agree more! Hugs!more

A Discussion On God And Politics

We all know that we aren’t supposed to talk about God and politics, at least not together that is. The problem with this “prohibition” is that it contributes to the shenanigans that occur when people actually get around to discussing these 2 topics. In general they do a pretty bad job....more