I remember when I first became a mom and was drowning in tiredness and confusion, I saw a mom talking about how wonderful life was now that her children were "of a certain age". I wondered, what are these...
I’m not a competitive person. I didn’t do many sports in high school, and I haven’t encouraged my children to be overly involved in sports. It’s a world I know little about and, frankly, sometimes I’m too intimidated by...
She’s making a list, writing it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty and who actually does things right the first time. Ok so my back-to-school jingles could use a little refining, but honestly so could my kids’ responsibilities. Summer is a time of...
You don't need to fear the water when you are with your kids, but you do need to take precautions so everyone is safe and has a good time. Here are water safety tips for families from The Iowa...
I started geocaching with my kids when they were really young. We love learning how to find hidden treasures in our own city! It isn’t hard to get started, but knowing the basics for geocaching are important. The best...
My son came home from school and handed me a crumpled-up piece of paper with nothing but a phone number. “Mom, so-and-so wants to have a playdate, can you call their mom?” Well, first-of-all, I’ll text their mom because otherwise they’ll...
I have been alive for 43 years. For the better part of 16 of those years, I have been diapering one or more of my children.   My youngest will be four soon and while he definitely took his sweet time...
My daughter just celebrated her 7th birthday. When we started talking gifts, we revisited the idea of getting her ears pierced. She’d been talking about it for years, but always with apprehension. I knew she wanted to get them...
I used to teach 5th grade, and I heard over and over again, "How can you teach 10 year olds every day? I could never do that!" It always struck me as funny because I truly love this age. Now...
Now, we have officially survived her first sleepover, we won't be making it a regular occurrence. Have you done sleepovers yet? Why or why not?

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