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Link Party, Parenting

Anatomy of a College Care Package

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #NatureMadeWellness College, sigh. Oh sure, I'm not in college anymore, but I am getting an education. Did you know they share a lot of things in college? Did you further know that there are things such as… Continue reading Anatomy of a College Care Package

teenagers, family, children, motherhood
Motherhood, Parenting

Eighteen Years Ago

Seems like a lifetime ago and really, it was. My oldest daughter turns 18 tomorrow. Eighteen years ago this week, I was getting ready to have my first child. I was watching a movie a couple of weeks ago (OKAY IT WAS PRETTY IN PINK) and in it, Duckie was rewinding a tape deck in… Continue reading Eighteen Years Ago

Amazon, Humor, Parenting

Back to School Necessities for Parents

Back to school is in full swing here as I am sure it is for you, so I am officially "back" to writing here again. Yes, I was writing posts for sponsored content only because the deadlines couldn't be helped. But I am officially back back today! For all of you who are also going… Continue reading Back to School Necessities for Parents

Family, Life, Parenting

Our Promise to Buddy

  As I am writing this, I am being interrupted by one of my favorite people in this world. Our dog, Buddy. I know he isn't "people" but to our family, he is. For many years, we were good without a dog; we had a fish, Lucy, that required no care other than the weekly… Continue reading Our Promise to Buddy

Family, Life, Motherhood, Parenting

Deenie Lied, Scoliosis Isn’t Scary Anymore

This post originally appeared on Chicago Parent's website where I was a contributor. At the beginning of summer break, we got some news. Our oldest daughter was diagnosed with Scoliosis. Our pediatrician had been monitoring her spine over the past two years during her yearly appointments. Well, when I say "monitoring", I mean while they… Continue reading Deenie Lied, Scoliosis Isn’t Scary Anymore

Life, Motherhood, Parenting, Photography

Taking Off the Training Wheels

I recently migrated my blog and some of the pictures didn't make the move. So imagine pictures where captions are.  On Mothers Day, I had an epiphany. In five years, my oldest daughter probably won't be sharing this day with me. Because she will be away at college. And it hit me like a thud… Continue reading Taking Off the Training Wheels