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Life Lessons from a Stinky Mutt

Never in a million years did I think that I would feel this way after the loss of my beloved beagle-shar pei. That stinky mutt was with me for 12 1/2 years. Oh so many ups and downs in that amount of time. The birth of my babies. The intensity...

Reflections as a Mom and a Sister on National Siblings Day

April 10th is National Siblings Day, and while you won’t get the day off work, you can still commemorate the day by celebrating the most annoyingly lovable people in your life.

9 Reasons I Love Having Adult Children

rather than dwell on the growing pains of change in our relationship, I prefer to celebrate the positive side of being a parent to my adult kids. And there are so many reasons why...

6 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman

There are just some things that you SHOULD NOT say to a pregnant woman. I've made you a list for reference.

Working Momma Blues

This morning started like any other Monday morning. Frantic. Rushed. Yelling “I’m turning off the TV if you don’t put your socks on! We need to go!”

When Your Child Says ‘I Hate You’

Her words, I hate you, kept playing over in my head. I could feel her hostility towards me, the mere fact I was standing in her room, had her head spinning.

Calming College Admission Anxiety

College applications are pretty much finished and submitted. Now the waiting starts—the agonizing waiting to hear did your teen get in or not?

Can We Talk About Penises for a Sec?

I was terrified of ever seeing a penis, then later sort of mystified at how they worked. I never, ever imagined what a central role they’d play in my life.

6 Friends Your Tween Already Has (That you need to be on the lookout for…)

When she was four her best friend was your best friend’s daughter. Now your little darling is nine and her friendships have gotten a bit more complicated.

Going the Distance

Side by side, we’ll walk home, shadowy branches swaying gently overhead, their claws finger painting the constellation of a runner darting across the sky.