More Than a Diploma by Sharon O’Donnell


  This is my middle boy, David, after his graduation with a Masters of Accounting from NC State University this week. This is also my boy who had speech therapy starting at 3, reading comprehension issues in elementary school, an auditory learning disability, & severe anxiety beginning his junior year of ...

“Moms + Social Good” One-Day Event Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


On Thursday, May 4th, I had the privilege of attending the “Moms + Social Good” event in New York City, presented by the United Nations Foundation and Johnson & Johnson. The event was shaped around the question: “What Do You Wish Were True for Every Family, Everywhere?” Johnson & Johnson ...

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 ...

Stepping Into the Past by Sharon O’Donnell


Walking around one's college campus thirty years after graduation prompts much reflection. I only live 20 minutes from the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and I've been to Chapel Hill many times for medical appointments on the edge of town, but it's been a long ...

Could This Life Get Any Funnier? by Melissa Swedoski


As you roll along this mortal coil, does it ever seem like someone is having a good laugh at your expense? You think you've got it all going on, all that and a bag of chips, and then, just to keep you humble, something ridiculous happens to remind you, "don't ...

More Random Thoughts of a Mom’s Mind by Sharon O’Donnell


Several weeks ago, I posted some of the random thoughts that go through my mind because I knew that similar thoughts probably run through your minds. Today, I'm sharing some more: - What’s with the movies where the beautiful girl falls in love with the ugly guy? Why ...

Age Ain’t a Number, It’s Just a Perspective by Melissa Swedoski


When I agreed to marry a man 13 years my junior, I wasn't thinking too clearly. That is to say, I was so giddy with excitement, that I didn't take my usual pros/cons approach and fashion a list of why this is a good/bad idea. Yes, I was that really ...

Virtual Playdates – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


Last Thursday, my son started coming down with an illness that I could have sworn was in need of a minimum of antibiotics. He was sneezing relentlessly, was inconsolable with his stuffy nose, had a sore throat that even water irritated, and a cough that sounded wet and deep. He ...

Book Review: The Fatigue Prescription – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


The Fatigue Prescription: Four Steps to Renewing Your Energy, Health, and Life   I was given the opportunity to review this truly wonderful book at a perfect time in my life. I had been recently diagnosed with a medical condition called Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome and am being managed via timed medication throughout ...

Adventures in Attachment Parenting: Renewed with Parent Support by Allison Silver


As your unofficial ambassador to attachment parenting, I feel obligated to let everyone know that October is AP month. Attachment Parenting International has announced that the theme for this year’s AP month is Relax, Relate, Rejuvenate, Renewed with Parent Support. When you think of relaxing and rejuvenating what image comes to ...