Back to School with Humor and Grace


I titled this post “Back to School with Humor and Grace“. But who am I kidding? There’s no grace. Only humor! Indeed, amidst the shopping, planning, packing, strategizing, scheduling, shuttling, worrying and praying that surrounds the Back to School season in my house, there is only one thing that gets me through it: alcohol, I [Read More]

Be a Hero, Join the Cause, Do the Super Run!


It’s fun to have this blog and share my personal thoughts, humorous stories, host giveaways, and connect with people around the world. It’s also a privilege, because I can use this space to spread the word about important causes. Such is the case today. I’m pleased to tell you about the Super Run! What is [Read More]

Where is the Strangest Place You Ever Breastfed?


The crickets. It’s the crickets chirping in the air that signal the end of summer to me here in Michigan. The nights get cooler and the crickets chirp louder and more often. The sun, which never seemed to set just a few weeks ago, goes to bed by 9 pm. And it is this late [Read More]

Our Wild West Vacation Highs and Lows


Sit back and relax, folks, because I’m about to bore  AMAZE you with my wild west vacation highs and lows! We spent last week in Wyoming and Montana and here’s how it went. The Highs My family of four had a great time tooling around the lower loop of Yellowstone National Park. We saw Old [Read More]

What is Your Favorite National Park?


I’m on vacation with my family this week, frolicking with bears and wolves in Yellowstone National Park and visiting the wilds of Montana where my parents spend their summer. I’m also probably busy yelling at my kids to stop fighting in the back seat of our rental car. Such is life, no? But while we [Read More]

How to Be the Best Mother to a Middle Schooler


My oldest enters middle school in about 6 weeks. I am not prepared. My educational background is in Early Childhood Education. I know all about what’s developmentally appropriate up to and including age 8. My mothering experience thus far has led me to keep both a 7-year-old and an 11-year-old alive and breathing. Perhaps they [Read More]