Where R U? Parenting and Technology

One morning I took my grandson Finn to the same park I had taken his mama and her brothers when she was a girl. I remembered the anchor and solace that playground had provided for my friends and me—the kids climbing and tumbling largely ignored by the mothers swapping stories. Oh sometimes things would get […]

Mom-n-Me Breakfasts at the Diner

It isn’t always easy being part of a big family. There is always someone older or younger than you, more needy, louder, bigger, or faster. Sometimes your voice is lost in the crazy swelling orchestra of brothers and sisters stretching up and out. There are dentist appointments, baseball games, and school carnivals. Sometimes it seems […]

Back to School, Back to Routine: 4 Ways to Ease the Transition

School had started and I got a phone call from a teacher who said that she was concerned about the recess behavior of our son. He was overly challenging to another boy and often interrupted other kids’ peaceful play. I hung up. I was exhausted, a little angry with the boy. He came home from […]

Resolutions for 2017: Time, Love, Space

By Paula Solis Krock Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we kept track of all our New Year’s resolutions throughout the years and could see how they ever so slightly turned the course of our road in life? I want to challenge you to something new in 2017. Ready? Deep breath. Time. Love. Space. That’s it. […]

Some Day is Not a Day of the Week

And a Recipe for Swedish Pancakes, the Best Saturday Breakfast Ever “Nana is sad,” two-year-old Poppie said to me one day when I was thinking about her Papa’s recent death. “Yes, Nana is sad,” I said. She wrapped her arms around me and gave me a big hug. “I’m HUNGRY!” she declared pulling away, “I […]

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