Mommy Blog

May 23, 2023

How to nurture a trauma-free environment

As a parent, I believe that one of my primary goals in my life is to raise an emotionally resilient child who can navigate life's challenges with both confidence and adaptability.

May 16, 2023

Letting go: One year of high school already gone

The Boy, my son, has only a few weeks left in his freshman year of high school, and I don’t understand how time has moved so quickly!  

May 9, 2023

From chaos to calm: Adjusting to an empty nest 

Suddenly, I was an empty nester and I had no idea what to do with myself. 

May 2, 2023

The other Mother’s Day gift guide

All jokes aside, why is it that whenever anyone asks me what I want for my birthday/Christmas/Mother’s Day, I can never think of anything? Or more to the point, anything realistic? 

Apr 25, 2023

What I learned when I took the time to ask, and listen 

You truly do not know what someone else has experienced – until you take the time to ask.  

Apr 17, 2023

Helping your child mend a broken heart

As kids grow up, we cannot always protect them. Heartbreak after a relationship is one of those experiences.  

Apr 11, 2023

Learning to go out with a newborn

We knew life would be different with a baby, but we were sure we didn’t want to sacrifice this fundamental aspect of our relationship

Apr 11, 2023

Starting Fresh: Downsizing when the nest is empty 

I recently went through the process of downsizing and moving, and boy was it an adventure! I survived, and I'm here to share my story. 

Apr 4, 2023

How can we talk about school shootings?

We all think it won’t happen to us.

Apr 4, 2023

Helmets help young cyclists avoid the most serious accidents

Odds are, kids aren’t going to list bicycle helmets high on the cool list.

Mar 28, 2023

I’m middle aged and potty-training my twin toddlers. I’m exactly where I need to be.

My sister is only two years older than me, but her kids are much older than ours.  

Mar 21, 2023

What’s behind “I don’t like that food”?

What I have learned, at least with my children, is that “I don’t like that!” rarely means they don’t actually like the food.