The Newborn Joy of Motherhood

I recently visited one of our former babysitters who welcomed her second son.  I made a point to wait a few weeks after she gave birth to visit.  I waited because I remember when both of my sons were born the first weeks were a blur.  I barely remembered who came and went and struggled

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Ways to Find the Support You Need

I hope that you know as a reader of this blog, how much I respect the wisdom you have attained through your life experiences.  Only you can know the right path for you and your family.  There are times when challenges are so great and life is so overwhelming, it is hard to know what

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In Case of Emergency

I live in an area that felt the direct impact of Hurricane Matthew.  There were some parts of my county that were prompted to evacuate.  It only got more stressful when authorities and the media started referring to Matthew as a ‘once in a lifetime’ storm. Where I live is now through the worst of

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Either/Or

When my husband is traveling for work I have to devise ways to keep my boys in line.  This means being proactive in how I approach their behavior.  I have learned that they need extra time, care and attention when dad is not around if I have any hopes of them being compliant.  The challenge

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Let Their Attitude Guide You

“That’s it. I’ve had it. I call uncle.  I’m tired of bringing my oldest son to soccer.” This was the point I reached as his Fall ’15 season came to an end.  I didn’t care if he showed ‘promise’.  I no longer cared who did or didn’t want him to continue to play.  All I

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