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 ...

The Beautiful Friendships by Vicky Dal Molin


I have just returned from a day out of town. My son and I jumped in the car Saturday morning and with much excitement (mine really…. he was far from excited at sitting for 2.5 hours in that car seat…. A fact he shared the entire drive) and headed north ...

Who’s More Mature – Me or the 3-Year-Old? by Melissa Swedoski


My first born, the love and light of my life, the reason for so many tears and so much laughter, is turning 3 next week. We're going to have a little family party this weekend, and she's going to get to enjoy the bounce house she's been asking for since ...

Passion Comes in Little Things by Melissa Swedoski


  [caption id="attachment_291" align="alignleft" width="226"] (source)[/caption] Whenever I hear someone speak of passion, I'm not going to lie - I think about romance novels. You can laugh, but haven't we sort of been trained to think of passion in a romantic, even sexual, sense? You've seen the book covers or the DVD ...

Mommy’s Little Instruction Manual by Conlee Ricketts


Kids don’t come with instructions but parents should. All adults should really. I’ve know myself for 48 years now and I have explained myself to my daughter more than once in order to make sure she doesn’t take any of my ridiculous nonsense too seriously. Here’s my list of repeat offenders ...

A Christmas for the Cats by Margaret Hart


For the first time in more than 10 years,  my husband, son and I — and our two rambunctious Ragdoll cats — were on our own for Christmas.  A terrible ice storm in Maine, causing widespread power outages, prevented my parents and sister from being able to drive down to ...

Stumbling Through Midlife Without The Right Shoes by Melissa Swedoski


Lately I've been pondering this conundrum of midlife parenting, because not only do I have two toddler girls just beginning their journey, but I have a 72-year-old father who just started a new job. Just goes to show that whatever you think is going to happen, never happens quite that ...

Remembering the Spirit of Thankfulness by Melissa Swedoski


It's easy sometimes to forget the little things, that's a given. We get hurried and rushed around and forget to be grateful for simple things like running water, hot water, clean water. Or things like picking up a gallon of milk just because we want to, not because it's our ...

What Was She Thinking? by Conlee Ricketts


I enjoy finding the silver linings. You might call me a cautious optimist, but as I write this I am fully expecting to be here in Columbus missing Thanksgiving with my father, brother, his wife, one of my nieces and her husband. I had planned on being there for the ...