Halloween has always been one of those holidays that just brings out the inner child in all of us! I mean what is more fun than the idea of dressing up, and pretending to be ANYTHING or ANYONE you...
The other morning as we waited on carpool, my 8-year-old daughter was sporting a homemade beaded necklace, per usual since her preschool days. But this time instead of displaying her name, the name of her BFF, hearts and flowers...
I am not good with transition. Even though I am a forty-eight year old mom of three teenagers, once I settle into my happy place, it’s very hard for me to snap back into reality and follow a routine....
I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. ~Robert Frost August 2018. I...
I remember the middle school years like they were yesterday. The cool, caustic burn of a Clearasil wipe straight from the little plastic tub. The thrill of an encouraging word from a favorite teacher at the top of a...
When working with college students, there is one rule I want to implement - everyone takes out the trash. It may sound silly or weird, but I am convinced that this could just change the world.  I am not too...
Aaah, summer. It’s so great, because you can relax more in the mornings without everyone racing out the door to school. But it’s also kind of awful, because you have to fill a LOT of time during the day....
Do you have school age kids who are staying home alone this summer? If so, then my question for you is this: do you let them cook? It's been quite the epiphany that my parenting skills have been lacking here....
You asked me to cuddle tonight, and it was bliss. I mean, it was way too late and you needed to be in bed ASLEEP, but the days of you wanting to be near me and huddled with me...
It was probably when I watched the movie "17 Again" that I started thinking about what I would do differently if I was indeed 17 once again. I work with hundreds of 20 somethings, and I end up listening to...
It is graduation gift season, and chances are you probably have a few seniors on your list to buy for. Want to get something they can REALLY use? We polled graduates to find out what their most useful gifts...
“Ugh. 7th grade is the worst.” “Oof. Good luck – 7th grade is terrible.” “I’ll pray for you. Seventh grade is absolutely horrible.” Those were some of the encouraging words friends and strangers alike (thanks, guys!) had for me at the beginning...
Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May, which this year falls Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10. Thinking about something to give your child's teacher? Before you run to Pinterest to search for cute ideas,...
When kids hear the word “summer,” they immediately think, “No school!” Days are filled with outdoor adventures, relaxing vacations, and no homework. But just because kids aren’t in school doesn’t mean they should stop learning. Here are a few...
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The Ultimate Last-Minute Local Holiday Gift Guide!

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Are you one of those people who has had all of their Christmas shopping done since October? If so, this gift guide is not...

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