Author: Stephanie Ross

What did you do today?

“What did you do today?” Five words that most people say to one another on any given day. Words you say when you pick your child up from school, when your mom calls you up on the phone to catch up, when your spouse walks in the door after a long shift. Five words that have come […]

In praise of soft starts

(Some consolation from a former kinder teacher who is also a mom…) Hello moms! The school year is upon us! Woosh! That happened fast! About two weeks have passed since the kindergartener in your life started his or her journey. Perhaps there were some nervous tummies and wet Kleenexes. Perhaps some digging in of heels, and definitely […]

S.P.O.R.T. Golf Classic helps kids

I was so thankful to find out that our daughters are included in the list of many children benefiting this year from funds raised at last year’s S.P.O.R.T. Gymnastics Golf Tournament at Highlander Golf Course! Because of the new baby, our “debt snowball” and house projects, we honestly could not afford gymnastics this year if it weren’t for […]

Packing cleaner lunches

Fruit, Veggie, Protein, Treat*. Appealing display, nice to eat. Whether you’re a Stay-at-home or a I’ve-got-another-job-too Mom, it feels good to have a handle on lunches. The sense of accomplishment attached to knowing that I fed my children, husband, and myself WELL really boosts the level of energy I apply to the day-to-day grind. Over […]

Cold foamy wonders

On a hot summer day, who doesn’t relish the flavor and bubbly goodness of an old fashioned root beer float?! But have some of you moms, like me, started to become increasingly concerned about the amount of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) threatening to enter into your child’s system through stuff like cookies, beverages, etc. on a daily […]

Help! I’m a sleep-deprived mombie.

I can’t sleep. My children are going to bed late because it’s so hot, and the sun doesn’t go down until late (thank you west-facing bedroom!). Then there’s that other detail that there are THREE OF THEM, so getting them rounded up, dressed in pjs, pottied/diapered appropriately, teeth brushed, story read, swaddle-suck-sleep…ok yeah, you get […]