I always promised myself that I wouldn’t be one of those moms who mourned the passing of a childhood phase. I didn’t cry when my kids had their first birthday. Instead I relished the sleep that followed the newborn phase and gobbled up every wobbly first step. I didn’t weep on my little boys’ first days… Read More At the Core
One afternoon as I was driving with my little boy, suddenly he piped up from the backseat: “Hey Mom. We have different last names, right? So which one of us isn’t part of the family? You or me?” The question hit me like a ton of bricks. I explained that of course we are both… Read More “Blended With Love”
We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results. –Herman Melville I love my kids. I do. I know I have amazing children. So this is not a bash on my kids. And don’t… Read More ‘Selfie-Centered’ Kids?
So … It’s official. I’m no longer a preschool mom. This little guy is my youngest. And he just had his last day of preschool. Ever. But lest you think my blog is always serious and dramatic … Wait … Is my life always serious and dramatic …? Anyway, instead of dwelling on last-day-of-preschool drama,… Read More 10 Secrets Behind a Pinterest-Perfect Summer Bash
Want to have the ‘porn talk’ with your kids … but just don’t know where to start? You won’t want to miss this! “The Handbook is Here: How to talk to your kids about porn” #pornharms #parentingwithapurpose #deliberatemotherhood… Read More The Handbook is HERE: How to talk to kids about porn
I can’t believe it’s that time again! My 3rd-grader announced from the top of the stairs this morning that they only have 6 weeks of school left. Seriously?! In honor of the season, I’ve dug up and refreshed a MamaC favorite. The original version, published on Power of Moms, was written in 2013. Enjoy! I’ve always anticipated the… Read More For the lonely mothers in the summertime
At the first ever National Summit of the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation, I’ll never forget … A beautiful, well-dressed lady walked up to me and scrutinized my badge. “Mama Crossroads?” She paused. “What do you do?” I couldn’t help feeling a little like my mother, so many years ago. Often, when she was out… Read More What do you “DO”?
A unique and very useful perspective! Thanks Liz and Lisa! Lessons From the End of a Marriage I love serendipity. And, at least today, it must love me back. Just as I was feeling completely overwhelmed with updating the blog, I received an email from Liz with a request to send a guest post. Once… Read More Lessons From an Adult Child of Divorce
[April 2019 update:] Over the past few months, crazy headlines and circumstances in my life have caused me to dig out this post and revisit the content. A lot has changed in the past 4 years since I wrote it. Before you read, I need you to know a few things: First, a good portion of… Read More Lunch with a legend, Kinsey, & Common Core
My little boys love helping me clean. At least before age 5, they do. Someday their wives will thank me for that! At our house, clearing the table, sweeping up crumbs, cleaning the fish tank, scrubbing bathrooms, and other chores are a family affair, and usually nobody gets left behind. I’m not saying everyone has… Read More Where is pointer?