Resources For Parents

Extra Bubbles

  The first time we made an extra bubbles bubble bath was quite by accident. We had moved into a new home and the tub had JETS. This was new to us. We'd played with them at a hotel once but never with the freedom of our very own tub. One night the boys were...

Dec 23 of 2017

I find it hard not to get all wound up in the bounty of emotions that seem ever present at this time of year. I love where I am while wishing with every fiber in me that I was somewhere else. I adore the people who surround me and ache for those I can no longer wrap...

The labels we apply

I’ve been in a couple of situations lately that have left me with some food for thought. I often walk around in the world with a pretty solid confidence in the choices we have made in regards to the boys education. When people ask me what grade they are in or where...

Noticed

He sits across the table from me poking at his brother's side. He's six feet tall, with facial hair and deep tones in his voice. Yet, there in that breath I see the toddler, teasing his brother into frustration. He brushes his brother's hand away with a smile and a...

Taunted by the Sea

For as long as I have known this boy, he has stood at the oceans edge and taunted it to come get him. With a hint of glee in his voice he has called her out over and over again. The ocean has answered with more than her share of soaked pant legs. This has never...

Dance Break

  When the mood gets dicey, the melt down is rest around the corner this has got to be one of the best ways to turn it all around. Whether it is you or a child, I recommend installing this in the everyday day of living this life. TAKE A DANCE BREAK. You don’t...

Combating Holiday Chaos with Magic

Holiday stress can get pretty chaotic for a lot of folks. I try to stay out of the crazy and still find myself getting pulled into busyness and unrealistic expectations. So as a reminder to myself and anyone else out there who might need it, here are a few ways to add...

Ordinary Magic

This past weekend was an amazing whirlwind of awesome for our family. Being able to take both of the boys to do things that were on their dream lists was epic. Seeing both of them stretch beyond their comfort zones to do these things was pure magic. Being able to...

For the love of the band

This ride of being my children's mother never stops blowing my mind. It was never my job to teach them only to show up and witness what they had in store for me. Standing on the floor of the Hollywood Palladium squished on all sides by people I had never met, my...