Mom Hack for the Kitchen Table

Keeping any surface in our house clean for any length of time is a challenge. It's like the newly cleaned counters and table tops scream:
"Look! There's a space to put your junk here! Oh, the floor? Sure, throw some things on the floor, but put something sticky on me too!!"

Large Family Dentist: 3 Must Haves

While good dental hygiene is important to me, I mainly take the kids so someone else can shame them into brushing their teeth. I enjoy when my kids have to hear the same lecture I've given a million times from their snarky hygienist.

New Year’s Resolutions or Not-So-New Excuses?

Identify Your New Year's Resolutions (a.k.a. Goals) What would you like to make a top priority in your life? What has stopped you from achieving this goal in the past? What steps can you make to set yourself up for success? It's not too late to make a plan!

Tips from a Single Dad for Single Parents

Achieving any goal means going in with the right game plan. So use the tips in this post to forge your strategy for single-parenting success. You'll appreciate the edge these ideas can give you, and for that matter, so will your kids.

Celebrating With ALS, Despite ALS

Despite ALS, there are some things that we can keep doing and celebrating together. I used to cry every year when setting up Christmas decorations, thinking it was going to be my husband's last one. He continues to celebrate Christmas with us.

Being Thankful when not Everything Is Awesome

The trials of motherhood have taught me patience, problem solving skills, relationship skills, the power of creativity, and how to scarf hidden treats before the scent of chocolate can escape the packaging and lure others to my location.

Tips to Avoid (my) Parenting Fails

My parenting fails have included the usual mishaps, but my largest parenting fails have mostly indicated that it's tricky to keep track of so many kids. In the fall, five or six years ago, we went on a family picnic.  It was a nice area with trees and room to let the kids run

Love Fashion, but Hate Shopping

I like my fashion like I like my kids' homework: Quick and Easy! It feels good to know I'm dressed like an adult with some fashion sense.  It makes me look and feel like I have my sh*t together.  The thing is, I don't have time or patience to shop, and I can't tell if