Back to the Future

Back to the Future

By Jean Stockdale Let’s face it. Most days we operate in survival mode. Getting a shower is usually out of the question. You wear whatever is on the top of the pile in the middle of your closet floor. Fixing your hair consists of putting on a hat. Make-up is a waste...
Learning to See

Learning to See

by Laura There is a fascinating children’s book that a friend introduced to me many years ago, and I’ve never forgotten the pages. As they turn, you become aware of a sort of optical illusion. You aren’t entirely sure what you are seeing. Intricate and beautiful...
Screen-Smart Summer

Screen-Smart Summer

By Jenny Stricklin   Well, mommas, this could be THE BEST SUMMER OF OUR LIVES! Problem is, there’s an unlikely culprit threatening to sink our summers. This little charmer has slipped into our pockets and our purses and our palms and become an integral part of our...
Hold them close….then let them go.

Hold them close….then let them go.

By Dayna Street When my oldest son was born, I mistakenly thought that holding him tight was the same as holding him close. When I would carry him as an infant, I held on to him so tightly that I am surprised he could even breathe. When he began to walk, I kept a vice...
Identity Amnesia

Identity Amnesia

by Laura Jones   There are moments in parenting that stick with us for years. I am not talking about the joyful ones like the healthy birth of a baby or her first wobbly steps. Those experiences are memorable because they are universally delightful. I am talking about...

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