Things They Can’t Say: 5 Boy Mom Faves

things they can't say

Last week, I shared some great mom blogs. This week, I want to highlight some fabulous boy mom blogs(though there were some in last week’s list, too- what can I say? Sometimes boy moms have to stick together). My regular guest feature will continue after the holidays. If you’d like to write a post for […]

A Mom’s 12 Days of Christmas

moms 12 days of christmas

It’s not really about what my true love gave to me this Christmas season but rather what my children, their school, their busy schedules, and the rest of my family gave to me. With winter break rapidly approaching, this mom has: 12 dozen cookies to bake 11 things I’m probably forgetting 10 school days til […]

Why I Needed Even More Online Safety Tips for My Kids


This post is a part of a sponsored campaign with AVG Technologies the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.  Just when I think I’ve done a good job talking to my kids about online safety, something else comes up. Social media is complicated and when you’re dealing with kids, it’s even more complicated.

10 Things to Smile About


It’s that time again! To list the happy moments of the month and share- because there’s always something to smile about(yes, I need this reminder sometimes). Joining in with EmmyMom. 1. Running our first messy color run. It poured down rain until just before the race started, but I’m glad we ran it! If you’re […]

Holiday Dinner Pet Peeves

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Going back to this blog’s intention of “Things I Can’t Say,” I would never actually say these things to someone. I really actually like hosting holiday meals: I like being in charge of the cooking and planning. And I much prefer to be in my own home than to go to someone else’s(it’s just easier […]

When You Have to Talk to the Principal

tips for talking to the principal

I’ve never been a parent who ran to the principal for anything. Probably because I was a teacher before my kids were born, I’ve believed that you need to work things out with the teacher, not go over his/her head to the principal, unless things didn’t get resolved. In the past, there either weren’t issues […]

10 Things to Smile About


It’s time again to focus on the positive and join in with 10 Things to Smile About! `1. Great parent-teacher conferences. Okay, so 1 of the three was a little rocky, but the other two were so easy and awesome. The type of conferences where the teacher is only meeting with you because they are […]

Happy Halloween!

Captain America

Costume choices this year were very much influenced by our trip to Universal Studios, as all three of my boys picked characters they saw at the park this summer. Even the child who sat there debating which costume to pick was still choosing between two Universal characters(I might be a little bummed that he put […]

Lost in the Shuffle: Pour Your Heart Out

lost in the shuffle

When you have a child with special needs or one who struggles academically for whatever reason, you know you have to advocate for your child. You’ll have multiple meetings a year and frequent progress updates. The teacher is aware and tends to stay on top of things. Or maybe you have a child who is […]

My Middle: Pour Your Heart Out

baby bear

Maybe there’s some truth to the middle child being the most challenging, the most spirited(spoken like a middle child, right?) While I’ve learned so much from my kids, it’s my middle son whose journey has been the most like a crazy roller coaster (my mother would say this is karmic retribution). He came into our […]