Hey, look what I've got... A one-minute Boy Mom Book Trailer!
Since I am knee-deep in podcasting and book launching this summer, I decided it would be a good time to re-share some of my most popular posts from all of my blogging years! Most summers I have spent some time re-sharing older posts, but I saved the very best posts for now...Which means it's been nearly FIVE YEARS since I've shared most of the posts I will be updating this summer. Today I am starting with my Elementary-Age post...Perhaps the most important one -- because
As we begin this summer season, most of us have some kind of list in front of us. I would guess that most of the items on the list are either related to productivity (me anyways: cleaning out closets, writing deadlines, organizing my life, haha--good luck!) or entertaining the children in your life (summer camps, day trips, play dates...and so on.) Some of it is good fun, and some of it we do just because it's the right thing to do. I guess that's what
May News, updates, and epic links...Time for a Coffee Date. Ok, so this Coffee Date may call for a venti, extra-hot whatever-you-drink. I've got one super-packed post, and I'm short on time, so let's caffeinate well, and dive in! I hope you had a great Mother's Day weekend and that you're keeping sane, because there's no way around it -- May is always cray-Z. It's end-of-year-everything, right?... Final exams, graduations, weddings, summer-planning, and the kids are all
This afternoon, just after giving my preschooler some quality one-on-one time, I sat down to get some work done. Playing letter-bingo, a floor puzzle, and a few rounds of CandyLand, I really felt like I had filled his little love tank. So, I set him up to work on a quiet activity, and I sat down to type a few words... Which clearly was his cue to find eight hundred reasons to interrupt me. You know, preschooler-edition of the basic human needs: "Can I use your
As I happily anticipate my first son coming home from his first year away at college, I have found myself reminiscing a lot about all of the years with my boys. My boys have been having some fun chats lately about favorite family memories, and new ones they hope to make while Josiah is home this summer. As it turns out, my boys appreciate family traditions more than I had ever realized. With all of this on my mind, I was so excited to hear about Jessica Smartt's new book,
Healthy, sweet, carrot salad recipe. Perfect for spring, (Easter!) or anytime. Happy Easter Week! I hope you are well, and that your week is both fun and meaningful. Our week has been packed with Jonah's Hawaii Regional Debate tournament (he and his partner took 2nd in the final!) as well as church gatherings, and (more) guests in town. :) It's all kinds of exhausting fun. I'll be hosting for Easter dinner, and as I pondered the menu, I knew salad would be a
Tips for "having the talk" with your kids. Before someone else does... There's just no way around it. Talking to our kids about S-E-X has to be one of the most awkward things ever. Even if you're comfortable going into it, the minute your kids figure out where you're headed you can usually count on them being all... But for the love of our kids, we simply must. We've got to talk about this stuff, and we've got to keep talking about it. Because if we