Summer Days Drifting Away

What I'll miss about summer as those summer days are drifting away.

The leaves have begun to turn here in Michigan. It is faint, but noticeable. The mornings are much cooler, too. Fall is knocking on the door and I don’t want to answer. Since I was little, Summer has been my favorite season. It was exciting to be free from the confines of school and weather. [Read More]

The Glamour of Being a Working Mom

All the glamour of being a working mom!

Working moms around the world breathed a sigh of relief this past spring. That’s because researchers from the Harvard Business School published an article that found positive effects of growing up with a working mom for both boys and girls: “Women whose moms worked outside the home are more likely to have jobs themselves, are more [Read More]

The Funny Business of Back to School

Is it just me or did Mom seem a little too happy about the first day of school?

As the cast of Grease 2 so eloquently sang once upon a time, we gotta go back to school. (Whoa, whoa, I gotta go… back to school again! ) Whether your kids return to school in July (seems early to me!) or after Labor Day (hello, Michigan!) or somewhere in between (probably most of you), [Read More]

10 Reasons I Can’t Wait To Be a Senior Citizen

Wearing sweatshirts with embroidered birds on them is just one reason I can't wait to be a senior citizen! Check out the other 9 funny but true reasons in this light-hearted post.

Before going to a rock concert recently, I realized I would be staying up waaaaay past my usual bedtime of 10:30. To prepare, I tried to eat healthily the day of the concert, drink lots of water, nap, and…oh, who am I kidding? I drank a giant soft drink, wished for the best, went to [Read More]

Our Summer Adventures So Far

Our Summer Adventures So Far included a weekend at a camper cabin. So luxurious compared to a tent!

It feels like only 10 minutes ago that we wrapped up another school year and switched gears for summer camp. Yet, here we are, officially knee deep in summer! As Ferris Beuller so eloquently puts it, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.” So I’m stopping now [Read More]

Hearing These Five Sounds Mean You’re a Mom

Hearing these five sounds, such as the lip-smacking of a hungry newborn, mean you're a mom! Come see if you agree with these sounds of motherhood.

I used to cry when I heard it. The smacking of teeny, tiny newborn lips. My ravaged, raw breasts — trying so hard to get the hang of breastfeeding a newborn — would clench defensively. Together with the hungry cry, the wet cry, the poopy cry, and the gassy cry, that lip-smacking sound announced to [Read More]

12 Things I’ve Learned in 12 Years as a Parent

Check out these 12 funny, true, and sweet things I've learned in my 12 years as a parent. Do you agree with these lessons?

July marks my “Mamaversary”, the anniversary of when I became a mom. My son turns 12 and I can’t help but look back in wonder at the last dozen years of parenting and reminisce about all that I’ve learned. Nor can I refuse the urge to share with you all that I’ve learned. Here are my words [Read More]