There are Great Parenting Memories to be Found in Kids’ TV Shows

Now that the younger boys are (eek) almost 11 years old, one thing I’ve noticed is that I’m no longer an expert on the latest and greatest little kid television shows anymore. Back when the boys were little, we were all about Blue’s Clues, Dora the Explorer, and Bob the Builder. Can we build it? […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

My boys helped make this video. It made me cry.

With Skype, Families Stay Together

You’ve heard of Skype, right? It’s an online phone service, really. Skype is versatile, allowing for instant message-type conversations, audio and even video conferencing. I’ve used it myself every now and again. My favorite use of Skype is for family get-togethers. A little over a year ago, we were celebrating Hubby’s parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. […]

A Note to my Sons: How to Spoil Your Mom on Mother’s Day

Dear Sons, As we approach the annual holiday known in the US as “Mother’s Day” I thought I would take a few minutes to reflect on the importance of the day (and the benefits you can reap if you celebrate it…properly). According to Wikipedia, Mother’s Day is a holiday meant to celebrate mothers and motherhood.  […]

We Can Turn the #BostonMarathon Tragedy into #Triumph

Hi Heroes. I have thoughts. Similar to most people, my heart is broken and my deepest condolences go out to those who lost life and limb yesterday at the Boston Marathon. The full weight of the horror of those minutes is certainly something I cannot understand because I have not experienced it. But I do […]

Hug Your Kids Again, Wouldja?

Hey Heroes, You’d have to be pretty isolated to not know by now that a terrible tragedy has taken place in Connecticut. I personally have been watching the news with a broken heart all day. There just aren’t words. My prayers and heartfelt sympathies go out to all the families who are suffering tonight. As […]