Summer Parenting Goals Vs Reality

Welcome to summer! This is a note to all of you moms and dads who are spending your summers home with your kids. When my three boys were little, I loved our summers spent together. I was the mom who counted down the days until school let out because that would mean my boys would…
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Adivce To My Son As He Graduates From High School

  Two weeks to go before the high school graduation for my youngest and I keep wondering if he knows some basic life skills. Yes, I am happy for him to start his next chapter. Yes, I am sad and a little overwhelmed that this fulltime parenting thing is almost over. I have put myself…
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When Good Enough Is Simply Good Enough

first day of kindergarten and first day of senior year   My mantra of late has been “good enough.” I am struggling with facing my empty nest. I wish I would have done so much more with my kids. Did I teach them everything they will need in life? Do they even know how to…
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Let Them Fly

I have become that woman. You know, the one who comes up to you at the store when you are pushing a grocery cart full of screaming kids that says “cherish this as it goes by so fast.” It happened to me as a young mom and I just shook my head at the crazy…
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Paying Attention By Asking The Right Questions

Over the past couple of weeks I have been more mindful of the people in my life. I make sure my boys in college have their needs taken care of. I make sure that my husband and I spend quality time together. It has been hard, because for months I have been working more than…
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