fight our battles together

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. If I am being honest, my daughter came into this world pushing me away. She was independent from the moment she was born. Sure, she relied on me for food and a diaper change, but rarely for affection. IContinue Reading

High school student

Dear Daughter, Tomorrow you start high school and I couldn’t be more excited for you. I know you’re worried about remembering your locker combination and which staircase to take, and yes, I’ve already bugged you today by showing you the photo from your first day of kindergarten. But if you’dContinue Reading

Bonding with my kids was very easy when they were little.  Once they began to reach the tween age and then (eek!) teenagers, it became much harder. I even have one who is done being a teen—and no, it has not gotten any easier.  How do you keep bonding withContinue Reading

graduation leaving the nest

Jonathan, my middle child, graduated from high school this month. Like millions of moms this graduation season, I wiped the tears from my eyes while scratching my head, wondering where the time had gone. He’s 6’3,” 190 pounds but it seems like yesterday he was climbing into my bed toContinue Reading

My daughter is just finishing up her finals this week, school is almost over. Soon the long slow days of summer begin. And frankly, I’m terrified. When she was little, summer was all sunshine and promises. I couldn’t wait for summer to start. Every year right before school ended, we’d makeContinue Reading

I was not prepared. I’m not sure any mom ever is or can be, no matter how well informed we are or how many “studies” we read or how much we think we know about this gig called parenting. The night it happened, I left my son’s room in shock.Continue Reading