You Were a Kid Once by Adelia Moore, author, Being the Grownup (Book Excerpt)


You Were a Kid Once My parents required clean rooms and made beds of me and of my siblings, without adult help. With my own kids, I cared enough about order to want the rooms eventually cleaned up, but not so much that I needed it done regularly or on their ...

ACCIDENTALLY BRAVE: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


It is nearly impossible, as both a wife and mom, to wrap my head around the shock and betrayal....along with a boatload of other sentiments (and expletives)....that a woman would experience and potentially spew out when her marriage is truly tested due to the unthinkable. Maddie Corman, who wrote and stars ...

Love Bug, Sweetie Dear, Pumpkin Pie, Etc by Polly Rosenwaike (Book Excerpt)


From the Book: LOOK HOW HAPPY I’M MAKING YOU Copyright © 2017 by Polly Rosenwaike Published by arrangement with Doubleday, an imprint of The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC   From the story.....Love Bug, Sweetie Dear, Pumpkin Pie, Etc. The book about how to calm your baby said to swing ...

The Adornment of Maternal Attire by Nancy Carolyn Kwant


You first became a part of my wardrobe when my structure stretched to accommodate your growing body. I would shop at thrift stores for larger shirts and skirts not having the money to waste on a growth spurt that would only last for a couple of weeks. I remember starting with one ...

The Excuse of Role by Rachel Martin, author, The Brave Art of Motherhood (Book Excerpt)


From an early age we’re assigned roles: hall monitors, lunch-line captains, student council presidents, shift leaders, camp counselors, resident assistants, and more. We give our kids and ourselves roles that define responsibility even further, such as using chore charts and assigning who’s in charge while we walk to the neighbor’s ...

Guest Blog Post: My Facebook Truth by Bren Romano Monteiro


Gosh. Sometimes I see those "I know you're real life doesn't look like your Facebook one" meme's that keep coming up and I think "oh no! I'm sure everyone thinks that's me with my cutesy non-stop kid photos and happy-go-luckiness." But it's not me. My life really does look like that. Sometimes. Brief ...

Guest Blog: 7 Back to School Strategies to Promote Less Stress & More Flow by Rene Peterson Trudeau


It’s 1976. I’m in fifth grade and standing by our front door with my red plaid backpack. My eyes scanning, I watch my four younger brothers dart from room to room. My stomach is in knots. It’s 7:45 a.m. We should have left fifteen minutes ago. Lunches are half-made, my ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Dare to Raise Yourself First by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author, The Awakened Family


[caption id="attachment_23348" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Photo credit: Lily Rose)[/caption] When we buy into the myth that parenting is about the child, we readily take credit for our wonderful parenting when our children match up to our expectations, whereas we just as readily place blame on them when they don’t meet our expectations. To ...

GUEST BLOG POST: What You Say Matters by Paul Axtell (book excerpt from Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids)


Excerpt from Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids: Creating the Relationship You Want with the Most Important People in Your Life by Paul Axtell   [caption id="attachment_23265" align="alignright" width="243"] Photo by Cindy Officer[/caption] If you can talk openly and meaningfully about what matters, your relationships will be special. The ability to ...

As your cup runneth over….by Wendy Sue Noah


We all know the drill as mothers.  There is almost always something to do, to take care of, to not forget about, and let’s not forget to take care of ourselves, too! Being a mom is by far the most challenging, frustrating and rewarding job I have ever had, and ...