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My Son, The Empath

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He had a really bad day... As soon as I walked into the house after work, I dropped my things at the door and pulled my 5-year old onto the sofa. He wrapped his arms around my neck, tucked his...
This isn’t a blog full of revolutionary thoughts and ideas. It’s more of an unscripted reality show put into words. Last week, during that fall break that seems to cause more inconvenience and expense than a break, I completely forgot...
  Never in a million years would I have pictured me as a homeschool mom. I admit that I do not possess the glorious patience of some other moms, and more often than not, my creative side is involved in...
When my first child had her 9-month checkup, she was behind on a few milestones. Our pediatrician said it was probably nothing, but suggested we do a little physical therapy to help her motor skills along. I thought he was...
I write this post with a heavy heart. Many parents are affected by bullying, whether directly or indirectly, however, I naively never expected that my child would be on the receiving end. I have a 10-year-old daughter; though most...
Tonight, I had a conversation with my daughter on a topic that I had not yet prepared myself for as a mother of a second grader- the mean girl. So and so was mean to me today. I’m sorry you feel...
I've missed her all day. All day, I have looked forward to picking her up after school and feeling her little arms wrap around my waist with the biggest hug. All day, I have been thinking that if the...
Hey Kids, Mom here. Since the school year is getting cranked up, it's time for us to have a conversation about bullies. You don't think you have any in your class? Great. And you're bracing for another year of...
A small group of my besties are obsessed with The Bachelor franchise. Since they all live in New Orleans, I was not subjected to their weekly viewing parties and I often rolled my eyes when they started talking about...

Dear Freshman

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My Dearest Freshman, It absolutely blows my mind that you are starting high school. How can you be old enough? How did it go by this fast? The next four years will be the “best yet,” the “hardest” so far...

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