Tag: Guest Blogger

My Family, My Love, My Everything

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My teenage son loves to wander in the forest behind our house and always brings us wild flowers and wild berries. He excitedly tells...

The Day I Stopped Fussing about the Mud on the Floor….

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I was “that” wife who grew irrationally irritated at mud left on my clean floors from other’s feet (read husband). Was it really so...

Dark Secrets :: My Story of Sexual Assault

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I have a story to tell. I once heard about this woman. They said she had an air about her, that she was confident,...

How To Keep Your Sanity as a New Mom

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My story into motherhood is not unique except for one key factor. My family moved two times before our infant turned 4 months. And...

My 7-Year-Old Banned Me From Facebook

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I knew it was bound to happen, because I’ve read and heard about it from other moms. “My child doesn’t want me to post...

Liceland :: Surviving Childhood’s Ickiest Rite of Passage

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Let me start by saying that this post is a compilation of past (way past) experiences, like from over a year ago. So if my...

Giving Extraordinary Meaning to Routine

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Many years have passed since I walked into the little beauty shop down on Saratoga Street. It sat between the local print shop and...

Parents Know Best in South Carolina Education

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Have you noticed bright, yellow scarves this week? It's not in support of a sports team - schools, organizations and individuals across the nation are gearing...

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Mom

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“I’m not ready!” I cried as I sat realizing our little bundle of joy was for sure on his way. Today was my due...

Childbirth :: 6 Essential Items for Your Hospital Bag(s)

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My baby is 15 months old, and up until we moved two months ago, I still had my hospital bag packing list washi-taped to...

Saying Goodbye Again

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We’re back to the inescapable heat of the United Arab Emirates where temperatures vary from 100-115 degrees Fahrenheit from dusk to dawn. We are...

Father, Your Best Title

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There are moments that will never leave my heart. Moments like when I told you we were expecting our first child. Then, when you cared...

Take an Education Vacation :: Go Around the World Without Leaving...

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Note:  This post is sponsored by and written in collaboration with South Carolina Calvert Academy. Have you ever thought of traveling around the world and...

Confessions of a Failed Hippie Earth Mama

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During my pregnancy, you could smell my crunchiness from a mile away (and it smelled of incense, patchouli, and a vague sense of superiority). I...