"Shopping was fun today, mom. Much better than times before." I could have done a jig when she said those words! Before was bad. Before had us both in tears. Before, angry words were spewed. Before, a hurt teenager and...
The firstborn child is sort of a guinea pig, right? As a parent, it's your first try. It’s your first round of decision-making and milestones without any previous experience. It’s a bit of an experiment, figuring out this whole...
Alright ya'll, I have a hot take: Promposals should not be a thing. There…I said it. This is an opinion that many are likely to disagree with {and that's OK!}, but hear me out. I came to this conclusion recently as...
My habits aren't much better than the kids. It's the precious puppies, adorable babies and delightful dance videos that draw me into the clutches of social media. The feel good stuff. The way in which it connects us to...
Back to school shopping - yay or nay? It's mostly a yay from me. When my kids were in elementary school, my excitement level for back to school shopping was on one hundred from kindergarten through second grade. Personalized...
The summer of '98:: no, not a Bryan Adams song, but the year I turned 16 and got my first job. That first taste of independence, self sufficiency, and retail discounts. Sure, I had babysat for my neighbors for...
We hear a lot about kids and boundaries. As parents, we need to establish firm limits, but we should also expect kids to constantly test them. We can see this in action when children try to stretch their bedtime...
Hi, I’m Sara. I’m just a mom who is trying to balance life {life “balance” is a myth, by the way, but that’s a whole different blog post}. I’m trying to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, be a...
Reading is a fundamental right. We send our kids to school so that they can become better readers and better thinkers. Reading more authentic literature leads to high levels of critical thinking—so equip your readers with books from diverse...
Here’s what I think about the Gen Z-ers saying skinny jeans and side parts are for old people::They’re right. From an elder millennial {born in 1983}, I believe them when they tell us what’s trendy right now. And I...

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