Tag: parenthood

Our Greatest Gift is Her Smile

In the very first second of meeting my baby girl, my heart dropped. The vision of what my daughter was going to look like wasn’t what I saw. The room became quiet, and everyone stopped.

My Health is in My Hands: February is Heart Month

Go Red For Women raises awareness of the danger that heart disease poses to women and helps empower women to make choices to reduce their personal risk. February is Heart Month, and we can all be a part of the solution for heart disease. By spreading awareness to the women you love, you are helping to save lives.

Just Wait

My own dear mom, who somehow survived parenthood without Google, e-books, Facebook forums, cell phones, or even her own mother, had the best words of wisdom for me when I gave birth to my son.

My Life is a Country Song

They always say that country songs describe life in their lyrics. Well, I’m finding that to be true more and more each and every day.

Teacher Mom

"Being a mother and a teacher is both demanding and rewarding. Like parenting, there are days where you feel like you have conquered the world. And then there are days where you find yourself questioning everything."

The Unique Struggles Of A Part-Time Working Mom

As many working moms know, the guilt is always there, sometimes quiet, sometimes gnawing at your heart, but always hovering in the background.

Please Do Applaud My Husband for Being a Dad

Dad doesn’t have to be Dad. When you see a man doing the duties of a parent, he is doing something that’s not always expected. The dad who “just shows up;” the dad who participates? He does deserve a trophy.

A New Twist On Birthday Gifts

My daughter LOVES toys. And clothes. And sparkly things. And Target – you name it, she probably wants it. The problem is that she is only four years old. Part of it is probably my fault and part of it comes from modern-day consumerism being at an all time high – that and Disney Junior commercials!

10 Tonsillectomy Tips and Tidbits

Only a few short months ago, my brave five-year-old daughter endured a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Thanks to tonsils that touched, snoring, apnea, and an overheating issue, the time arrived for her to have those “friends” removed from operation.