Early in my adult life I worked as a personal trainer. I had overcome weight struggles myself and wanted to help others do the same. I was young, naive and idealistic. I was also SINGLE, had DISPOSABLE INCOME, was WITHOUT CHILDREN, and without anything else that placed large demands on my time (a stressful career, caring for […]
I just LOVE coming across new recipes that turn out awesome and that the WHOLE family enjoys (I hate having to make something separate for the kids!) Here is why this recipe is a winner: 1) Don’t let the spinach and tomatoes scare you. My husband would normally not eat ANYTHING with spinach in it, […]
This fall marks the end of my reign as a mom of preschoolers. My youngest daughter, Maddie starts kindergarten this September. Man, am I going to miss my little buddy. I call this past year with just Maddie at home my sweet reward. While Kyle and Charlotte were at school, Maddie and I drank coffee, […]
I’ve learned that pretty much any conversation that begins with “Did you see on Facebook…?” is about to become critical, judgmental or just plain unkind. I don’t know why it happens, or why when I peruse my news feed I develop an attitude: suddenly I’m the only person that knows how to plan a wedding, […]
Recently around the dinner table our family was talking about the new school schedule that will soon be upon us. Many students (and parents) right now are stressed. Maybe your stress is from your young adult starting college, or your oldest beginning pre-school, or all the challenges in between; no matter what the source of […]
At some point, most parents would like some kind of proof that their child is normal, secure, and emotionally healthy. From my professional experience, you can safely assume they are nomal if they….