Summertime Blues

2015-02-10T19:14:22+00:00

School is ending across the country, and with it, wails of distress from parents as they scramble for ways to fill their children’s time during the hot, sticky days of summer. I’ve heard numerous parents

Summertime Blues 2015-02-10T19:14:22+00:00

Do Not Disturb the Family Peace

2015-02-10T19:15:55+00:00

As I sat down at my computer to write a blog post for this site, I heard a ruckus upstairs. Sounds of screaming that didn’t sound quite so happy. With four children between the ages

Do Not Disturb the Family Peace 2015-02-10T19:15:55+00:00

The Myth of Free Time

2015-02-10T19:16:55+00:00

In the fall, all four of my children will be in school, albeit not all full-time (my youngest will be in a three-day preschool program). Whenever this comes up in conversation, the enviable response is,

The Myth of Free Time 2015-02-10T19:16:55+00:00

Merry-Go-Round: Old Fashioned Fun

2015-02-10T19:17:53+00:00

With March proving to be delightful in the weather department, we’ve been visiting playgrounds recently. On one visit, for nearly the entire half hour or so we were there, my three oldest children played on

Merry-Go-Round: Old Fashioned Fun 2015-02-10T19:17:53+00:00

Good Intentions

2015-02-10T19:19:02+00:00

During a recent visit with my parents, we all went out to our favorite pizza buffet restaurant, and our four children asked to sit at their own table. We picked a table right beside ours

Good Intentions 2015-02-10T19:19:02+00:00

Attack of the Messy House!

2015-02-10T19:20:40+00:00

There are many things I would rather do than clean my house. If it weren’t for hosting a weekly women’s Bible study on Wednesday mornings, my house would probably not get cleaned on a regular

Attack of the Messy House! 2015-02-10T19:20:40+00:00

The Good Mother

2015-02-10T19:21:26+00:00

I’m a terrible mother. Before you call social services and report me, no, I don’t beat or starve my children, but there are days when I fall way short of today’s definition of a good

The Good Mother 2015-02-10T19:21:26+00:00

What is holding you back from working from home?

2015-02-10T19:22:30+00:00

Getting started working from home can seem like a daunting task. My story is not so unusual in that my current work-from-home career as a freelance writer and editor kind of just happened. Nine years

What is holding you back from working from home? 2015-02-10T19:22:30+00:00

Dating When Married

2015-02-10T19:25:40+00:00

Remember those heady days of early dating with your now-husband? The dinners, movies and outings that just the two of you went on as you discussed everything from favorite bands to politics to religious beliefs. How

Dating When Married 2015-02-10T19:25:40+00:00

Toddler TV Time

2018-07-17T16:00:18+00:00

Another new study was released this month decrying the side effects of too much television on toddlers. According to an article in the May issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (a JAMA/Archives

Toddler TV Time 2018-07-17T16:00:18+00:00