Loss and Little Ones

Last night, my husband noticed a white bump on the gum above our 3-year-old’s front left tooth. It looked infected. A quick Googling indicated I needed to call the pediatrician in the morning so we could get an amoxycillin prescription. …

Our Family Rules

I love it when I hear people say, “You know what my mother always used to tell me?” What follows is usually a phrase such as “Many hands make light work” or “Only boring people get bored.” (Or maybe my …

6 Benefits of a Messy Home

Most women I know say they’re unable to function when their house is really messy; I think I was born without that chromosome. I would rather do almost anything than clean. “Nesting” is not a pregnancy symptom to which I can relate. …

7 Questions To Ask Before Buying Toys

​Stores and toy-making companies do not have your best interests in mind. You can’t assume that just because it’s got great reviews that it’s a great thing for you; the company marketing it to you wants your money, and they’re willing to …

Life-Giving Conversation Questions

One thing I learned very quickly after becoming a mom and being thrust into adulthood is that grownups talk about boring things! All moms seem to talk about are Brayson’s sleeping habits or planning Ryleigh’s birthday. It all feels like a …