Tag: growing up

The Future is Bright: Ready, Set, Grow!

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“You’ll look back on these days and wish you could have them back.” As parents, we’ve all heard this statement, or some version, at...

The Two Kinds of “No”

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Toddlerhood indeed brings on a whole new world of behavior – and misbehavior. A few choice milestones my son has recently hit: first time...

The Last Inning: Senior Year of High School

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I don’t feel I’ve been a parent for eight innings, yet here we are, heading into the ninth and last inning of public school....

The Invisible Efforts and Why I Make Them

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Sometimes, I get jealous of how much my kids celebrate and fawn over my husband. I know it’s a terrible thing to feel, but...

Reflections From the Frontlines of Camp Mom

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To all my friends I haven’t spoken with in two months, I’m sorry. For all the coffee dates I’ve missed, believe me; I wish...

Happy Campers: Starting a New Summer Tradition

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In today’s technology-filled era, few places offer the reset and primal joys of camping in the great outdoors. You don’t have to be “outdoorsy”...

Children Are Like Kites

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My middle daughter just graduated from PreK. It was an experience I had already been through with my oldest, but for some reason, this...

Just Me and My Girl

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My older daughter and I recently experienced a “first” for us. We spent the weekend away without my husband and younger daughter. When this...

Has Tween Culture Done More Harm Than Good?

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This month, my oldest turns ten. An entire decade old. It’s a big milestone for both of us, and we’ve been doing a lot...

Graduation: It’s About Our Growth as Parents Too

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Caps and gowns, photographs and parties, and all the celebrations accompanying graduations...it must be June! Graduation time brings about tears for the parents and...