Category: Parenting

Quiet at the end of the day

It’s a quiet Tuesday evening, filled with soft rain on the roof, the occasional car rounding our cul-de-sac, and sleeping children. The kids have recently learned that they can stretch out bedtime by making one last bathroom trip, asking for more stories, another sip of water, extra snuggles. Who am I to deny that last […]

The gift of giving

It’s better to give than to receive. All of us have heard this phrase before and as moms we have been practicing our giving since the moment we became mothers. Especially during the holiday season, moms give of their time, love, and money to make sure that everything about the holidays are perfect for the little […]

Finding time for minimalism

Hey mamas! My journey to minimalism has been the most rewarding process. By taking a little time to get rid of the excess in my life, I’ve been able to enjoy more of the world around me. I’ve been able to be present during times I used to run around the house like a crazy […]

To the women who will someday marry my boys

I’m a long way away from meeting you, in fact you might not even be born yet but still I think it’s about time we had our first heart to heart. I’m an avid blog reader and over the years I’ve seen many letters written to someday daughter in law’s — “5 Things My Daughter […]

The View from My Moon Roof

Last Friday, I ate Dilly Deli in my parked car at the bottom of Ninth Street. Alone. It was fabulous. You know that feeling when your three-day-old hair is resigned to a nasty knot on the top of your head, your smallest child cries unless held against your body by your fatigued right bicep, and […]

Autism and the holiday season

The holidays are almost here. As a mom who raised one son with autism (now 33 years old) and one son with autism spectrum disorder (32 years old), I wanted to share some tips that may help other families with kids on the autism spectrum get through this holiday season with less stress and more […]