Back-to-school blues

The first couple weeks of school are pretty exciting with new teachers, new friends, and new classes. We are all pretty tired that first Friday after early-morning starts and afterschool activities. But, it’s not until about now that this new routine really starts setting in. And, it’s tiring! The early-starts that go against the teenage... Continue Reading →

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Summer, slow down

Can you believe it's already July!? We'll blink and soon it will be fall. 'Time flies when you're having fun' so we all must be having a blast! Or, maybe time seems to zoom by when you're a parent and juggling busy schedules. Possibly, summer is quickly over because we yearn for it to last.... Continue Reading →

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Let’s talk!

Once again, the summer has flown by! Despite the skies being sunny and the pool feeling just right about now, it’s time to pick up those school supplies and start a new school year. New teachers, new friends, and chilly classrooms are ready. Whether your child is starting kindergarten or their senior year, a lot... Continue Reading →


No one is really talking about the middle school boy. In utero, moms read countless books on 'what to expect'. During first 12 months of our baby's lives, we were closely monitoring, recording, and discussing milestones with the pediatrician and in mom groups. We were still reading, comparing, and stressing about if our child was... Continue Reading →

‘C’ team and I’m fine

I've taken a day to marinate on these soccer thoughts... After some time to reflect over the past day, I realized that what I wanted to share has 10% to do with soccer teams, and 90%+ to do with life. Yet, I wouldn't have come to this conclusion without taking some time to reflect, and... Continue Reading →

Growth chart and finger pokes

The last couple weeks have been a real gift. Not just all the free days off of school but also the gift of doctor's appointments. There was a random moment before school on Friday at 7 a.m. when I suddenly realized that I have everything I need in my life.....Yes, I am celebrating mundane, scheduled... Continue Reading →


Some people are born more sensitive to the world. Some people are just more aware of the world's problems. Some wear their heart on their sleeve. We are all wired differently. And, many people aren't honest about this. Often, people are afraid to talk about how they really feel so they internalize.

Peaceful New Year!

"Happy New Year" is overused. When you look back at 2018, do you think happy? Maybe...hopefully, or maybe not! When I think back on 2018, I can solidly say there were many tears shed, fresh gray hair formed, and many new wrinkles created! It was a challenging year not just for us but for many... Continue Reading →

All I Want for Christmas….

It may look like the 'most wonderful time of the year' in store windows. And, it is super exciting to many sweet children as they anxiously awake to search for their elf, get their Christmas tree up, go ice skating, and make their Santa lists. For my friends that are reading, you do those fun... Continue Reading →

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