Sending your kid to camp for the first time feels just like how their first day of school felt… only instead of it lasting seven hours, it lasts seven days. We sent our mere six-year-old to summer camp – the cabin kind with bunk beds and breakfast – for the first time this summer. I […]

If you are a parent of a school-aged-kid you’ve made decision over decision over decision about your child’s education in the last couple years. You DIY’d school, skipped it, virtual’d it and assisted it. You sent your kids and kept them home and juggled the juggles, did the rapid tests and the isolation periods and

Is Christmas not what you imagined this year? I just want you to know you’re not alone. The silence on this blog has many causes… the main cause, sheer exhaustion. I’m not even sure if I’ll hit “publish” on this for fear of it not making sense. Are your kids sick? Do they need to

Do you like the season of life you’re in? Or are you wrestling with it? Do you love your season, or feel stuck in it, or maybe you just daydream about the next one? On any given day, I’m all of the above. My stage of life is not easy, and I’m grappling with it.

Opinion overload impacts more than just our options. For some of us, it opens the door for a sneaky lie that can suck the joy right out of parenthood.

The alarm clock is a 4-year-old, waking me since June 2016. His noise beckons before sunrise, unless it’s summer when daylight comes almost undignified. But even in the summer… The moment my feet hit the ground means serving. Doing. Working. Making. Baking. Wiping. Washing. Typing. Trying. Trying to what? My feet don’t stop. Maternity-leave pandemic-days

The days after my daughter was born felt like a vacation. She was baby #3. I had full permission to abdicate all my routine responsibilities with wild boys and a day job and dinner and laundry and all the things. I got full permission to snuggle a newborn 24/7. It was glorious. Until reality sank

We liked the idea of three children. With two wonderfully wild boys, and I wanted to sleep for another year before trying again. But oops. With baby #3 on the way I wasn’t gonna get that sleep. I sat on a hard chair in the bright 4th floor office, my arms embracing a very round

Anyone else think this winter might feel like the longest winter of your life? We don’t need to regale why. We’re all living through our own wild rides. So, I put together a list of lovely things to do to brighten our (and someone else’s) winter for singles, couples and families alike. If you have

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