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A few months ago, while straightening up our house and getting dinner put together, my daughter says to me: “Mom, guess what?! One of the boys in my class likes me!” First off, I’m not a “drama mama” with the big reactions, I have a tendency to be more cut and dry when it…(Read More)

from the pages of the September 2015 issue of Simply Family Magazine. Check out the digital edition, here!  Picture this:  very loud preschool age kiddo in upstairs bathroom, door wide open.  Me, nowhere near upstairs bathroom.  Melodic announcement descends the staircase…. “Oh Mooooom?! (pause) I have a surprise for you! (pause, louder) My pooooop! (pause…(Read More)

When I was 16 I started my first “official” job, I had babysat for countless families since before I was even able to open a locker, but this was different. This job had a real uniform, a hat and a check that came every two weeks and gave a significant portion of my pay to…(Read More)