Like most who lived through that day, I remember exactly where I was when I first realized the horror of what was happening on September 11, 2001. Though I was 5,000 miles away in rural Alaska, my heart was right...
It’s back to school time and parents with little ones are getting into preschool prep mode. Whether it’s your little one’s first time attending preschool or they are a veteran, the back to school scaries always find a way...
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Sharpened pencils, school bells ringing, and school buses clogging up our streets mean it is time for us to embark on a brand new academic year. As summer comes to an...
My child is now a pre-teen, and thus far his entire life has been documented on social media. We announced that I was pregnant, his gender, and his arrival on Facebook. I then posted monthly updates including his length,...
Back-to-School season is here, mamas! Soon your kids will be trading their swimsuits for backpacks, and popsicles for school lunches. This time can be a bit overwhelming for parents (the endless to-dos, expensive shopping lists) and for our kids...
My friends tell me this is quite the unpopular opinion, but I'll be perfectly honest with you. I hate the end of summer. Don't get me wrong, I'm totally over Houston's hotter than Hades weather -- Lord save me...
My breastfeeding journey was unique. It started with pumping because my twins were born and spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Neither of my babies took to feeding from my breast and therefore, pumping was my...
It seems just like yesterday when I was compiling a list of “how to prepare you child for middle school.” And, as all moms know, time just goes way too fast. If you are a first timer – like...
My grandmother, the perpetual optimist, used to always speak of the idea that when one door closed another would open in its place. And as much as I’ve wanted to believe this to be true, I have admittedly found...
To my newly minted teenagers, Happy Birthday! I am cheering you on in this milestone as you enter this new chapter of your lives. I started writing about my kids before they were even here. Documenting our infertility journey, almost...

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