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 ...

Mary Margaret by Peggy Bogaard-Lapp


I was nine years old, and had just moved to a new neighborhood. My parents timed it so I would start fourth grade at the beginning of the school year, so being the new kid might be a little less difficult. I don't quite remember if it was in class ...

Adventures in Attachment Parenting: Do Dads’ Need Friends? by Allison Silver


A few weeks ago a few other moms and I were chatting. We have been attempting to get our husbands together so they can have a chance to meet each other and hang out but with varying work schedules and family commitments it has been a bit difficult. While we ...

Autumn Outings, Part 2 Derailed by Heather Bowles


This week, I was planning to discuss last week's harvest themed shenanigans, including a trip to a pumpkin patch, and Tabitha's first family get together, which included her first Halloween dress up. Instead, today, I find myself less focused on our local happenstances, and more concerned with the welfare of ...

You Can’t Always Get What You Want…by Liimu


Just a couple months ago, I was complaining of an Achilles injury that had me barely able to run a half mile. A couple weekends ago, I was persuaded by my running group to come out and try to run 4 miles. I ran slowly - slow enough for my ...

Sometimes Opposites Don’t Attract – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


What do you do when your child’s best friend has a Mom who is your polar opposite in every conceivable way? I have found myself in this situation as of late. Although I enjoy having my son play with his best friend, his mother wants all of us to spend more ...