Your Daughter’s First Set of Earrings…When Is The Right Time?

When is the right time to have your daughter’s ears pierced?  Only YOU can answer that question. This is a mom’s journey towards that decision. When my daughter was born, I was so overwhelmed adjusting to all the new mommy responsibilities and healing from surgery.  My … [Read more...]

Happy Valent’ICE’ Day!

If you are living on the East coast, you can relate to living with snow, rain and ice for the last month, and especially over these last 2 days.  Cabin fever takes on a new meaning when school has been cancelled for the second day and we are embarking on a 4 day … [Read more...]

Praise

At the start of the school year, my daughter’s teacher handed out a copy of 101 ways to praise a child. It was a list of praise words that could genuinely mean the world to a child after a good deed or effort is done.  As we get older, praise in this way can still be effective … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, America

We are so blessed especially around this time of the year.  We are at home, enjoying the BBQ dinners, anticipating our garden to grow, and entertaining our newlywed houseguests who are in from Italy for their honeymoon.  They are getting a taste of the wonderful life we all … [Read more...]

From Potty Training to Adult Training

What a big revelation I am having throughout the ups and downs of potty training my daughter. Today is day 4 being all dry (YAY! and Whew!!).  What did it take to get to this point?   Lots of patience, impatience, and downright prayer!  We had a few things going on all … [Read more...]

Shoveling Spirit

What does shoveling snow mean to you?  Exercise or making snow angels? For some, a bad back, but to a toddler, it means independence, empowerment and discovery. Yesterday morning, I bought a mini shovel for my daughter.  That afternoon, we shoveled our driveway and front … [Read more...]

Every Storm Runs out of Rain…

Has a song ever motivated or changed your way in thinking or helped you see a situation in a different light? I enjoy listening to music as I’m walking around my neighborhood.  It is calming, relaxing and helps me reflect upon the week’s events.  A song I never heard … [Read more...]

Resolutions or Reflections?

How many years of making resolutions have we made vs. how many times have we followed through on them?  Do you have your own ratio of resolutions to completed resolutions?  If I was asked to count how many times I tried to lose a certain amount of weight as a New Year … [Read more...]

The Calm “in” the Storm

Did Hurricane Sandy come your way, or were you watching every minute of it on the weather/news channel?  I was doing both…preparing for the storm, and looking at the twirling icon on the weather map as it was approaching land.  By Monday early evening, Hurricane Sandy hit … [Read more...]

What Every Parent Should Be Aware of as School Starts…

When I discovered that Lice are most prevalent in children between 3 to 12 years of age, I nearly stopped in my tracks.  According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 6 million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States among children 3 to 11 … [Read more...]