Category Archives: Kids


5 Important Lessons Adults Can Learn from Pee-Wee Soccer 35

I got roped into coaching my girls’ soccer team this year.  I didn’t play soccer.  I don’t watch soccer. I didn’t even really know the rules to soccer. But, I volunteered, which basically means you give your time for the better good (isn’t that a nice way to describe volunteering?). We had our first game […]


As School Starts, Let’s Talk About Bullying 22

I did this series of posts earlier this year on bullying, but as school is starting, I thought this deserved a shout out.   As we prepare our children for school, we focus a lot of energy on buying new clothes, getting school supplies, making sure they have backpacks, and getting their schedules coordinated.  But, […]


The Five Minutes that Changed My Life 40

My girls turned five last month.  Five years old.  I almost cannot remember what my life was like before they were here.   My sweet daughter A was born at 11:52 pm.  The nurses were hoping daughter E would wait until after midnight.  Then, I would have twins born on separate days!!  After A was […]


Do You Want to Build a Snowman? 29

My little ones turned five last week.  Five!  I still remember when they came home from the hospital.  My husband has never driven so carefully.  We had to do a car seat test to make sure their oxygen levels stayed high enough and then we loaded them in the car. Four pounds each. Eight pounds […]


Five Ways to Keep Kids Busy This Summer 8

School is out and summer is here!  Has anyone heard this yet?  “Mom, I’m bored!”  Summer can become a breeding ground for boredom.  Here are five ideas to help keep your children occupied during these hot summer months.  I am using them with mine. 1.  Reading!   Having your children continue to read during the summer is such […]


Oh, The Places You’ll Go: Teacher Appreciation Printable 25

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own.  And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go. Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! I am feeling sentimental this week!  My little […]