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I’m a fan of homework. There, I said it. I feel better now. Homework is something we come across on a long path of lifelong learning. I don’t believe in three hours of homework a night, or homework on...
It all started so innocently. Four years ago, changing my wiggly then 18-month-old’s diapers was an aerobic event that often left me breathless. One day, in an effort to get her cleaned up with less struggle, I handed her my...
Winter is here in full effect. This week, the weather forecast looks brutal, and parents in the Milwaukee area are bracing themselves for a snow day or two. Facing multiple days of school cancellations can be daunting to parents....
My youngest daughter was a thumb sucker. The first two loved pacifiers, but not the youngest. She sucked her thumb in the womb. It's clear on the ultrasound picture. We knew then it would be a tough habit to break. We...
My husband and I were enjoying a quiet date night when we got the call: a neighbor found lice in our daughter's hair. Nothing ends a peaceful dinner faster than that news. Immediately, I panicked. In my 40-plus years, I...
When someone asks me what I do, I want to say everything. Or nothing. Instead, I say I'm a Stay at Home Mom. When I tell them my kids are in school, they give me a funny look. Even though they...
Our household runs on rules. And while I am getting better at relaxing many of my rules, there’s one that I will not budge on: family dinnertime. Eating dinner together is mandatory in my house. Everyone eats together, at the...
"He needs to order off of the adult’s menu." This is a typical statement made by restaurant servers. Our kids are tall, like really tall. At almost fourteen, our oldest is creeping up on six feet; our eight year old...
I remember that I was so excited for Cristian's first practice when he started soccer. It took some redirection and assistance because he was scared at first, but then he got out there.  That left us sitting on the grass. I...
My kids are 9 and 11 and sometimes I swear, they must be two of the laziest, most unmotivated people I’ve ever met. Okay, maybe that was a bit harsh, but it’s how I feel after many long weeks...

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