GUEST BLOG POST: Create an Effective Homework Space for Your ADHD Child by Joyce Wilson


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can hinder your child’s ability to focus, create goals, prioritize their work and stay organized. But did you know that you can actually help combat the symptoms of ADHD with a well-designed space for school projects? A workspace free from distraction can keep kids on ...

Aunt Mary Stewart by Sharon O’Donnell


My Aunt Mary Stewart died last week at the grand age of 100 years old. She was the epitome of the Southern lady, full of goodness, hospitality, faith, and words of wisdom.  Back in March, our whole family got together to celebrate her 100th birthday, and this photo was taken ...

The Raising of the Soft and Entitled… aka the Millennials…. By Vicky Dal Molin


It hit me recently that I have been playing into what I have come to realize has become a generation of parents who just don’t parent anymore. Where and when did having to actually parent disappear? It’s a Saturday afternoon and my almost 3 year old decides to start arguing with me ...

Things You Need to Know About Parenting In the USA (When You’re an Aussie) – By Vicky Dal Molin


So I came across quite an amusing article today titled 15 Things You Need To Know About Parenting in Australia by Jenna Gallina**. It brought me back and reminded me exactly how fabulous growing up in Australia really was. Which made me think…. If it that much different here in ...

2015… Off to a “Firing” Start! By Vicky Dal Molin


I cannot believe we are in a new year and it has been such a long time since I last sat down and gave myself enough time to write. When did we all become so…. Well for want of a better phrase “time poor”. Work/Life/Kids/Holidays has meant such a shortage ...

I’m Tired By: Lori Loesch


    I'm tired of trying to be normal.  Tired of trying to do the normal things that normal families do with their kids.  I'm not normal.  I was not raised normal.  I am starting to understand just where I came from.  A horribly, dysfunctional, family upbringing.     My life is changing.  When ...

Flea market fun and making memories - by Melissa Swedoski

Flea Market Fun and Making Memories by Melissa Swedoski


When I became at first-time mom at 40, I wondered if I had the stamina to keep up with a little one. Even though there were (and still are) many sleep deprived days, I think we've done a good job keeping up with our girls. And the best part, we're ...

Searching for the Better Me by Melissa Swedoski


A funny thing happened to me recently - I learned to let go of some of the baggage I've been carrying around for years. And when I say years, I mean almost two decades. You'd think at the ripe old age of 44 that I would have transitioned out of ...

To GPS Track or Not To Track: That is the Question – By Vicky Dal Molin


So I was looking at my usual blog posts today and one came up that has sparked many a debate. It was advertising this wizz bang new watch or children that allows you to GPS track them from your smart phone etc. It’s a cellular-connected GPS tracking device basically. You ...

Setting the Bar to Wonder Woman – By Vicky Dal Molin


Last Friday after what was one of the craziest weeks I have had I arranged to meet some of the August Mum’s (whom I had mentioned in a previous post). Mind you this was after I rescheduled the entire group from Thursday to Friday after a last minute work meeting ...