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    “Get the cold compress!”

    When I was about thirteen or so my best friend and I were babysitting my little sister when she came screaming into the living room with a staple stuck straight into the top of her tiny pointer finger. There wasn’t any blood, but just to be safe my friend instructed her to get off the […]

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    Living life three minutes at a time

    Lately it’s occurred to me how annoying I must have been to other parents before I became a parent myself. Like, I used to say things like ,“Wow, I’ve been so busy!” Which I was. Except I was busy with tasks I could focus on one hundred percent with one hundred percent of my energy. […]

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    Give up the kitchen table and give kids space to create

    Once upon a time there was a kitchen table that was used solely for the purpose of eating. But that was long ago in a land far away from our house on the ranch in the middle of winter where our kitchen table, at any given moment, is covered in Play Dough supplies, coloring books, […]

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    The Evolution of Love

    “How do you show your mom that you love her?” I asked the boy sitting on a tiny chair in the library of the preschool. I was sitting in front of him, knees to my chin, my bum hanging off of each edge of my own tiny chair, on a mission to find out how […]

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    And then there were two.

    Rosalee Gene came into this world on December 1st, just in time for the holidays and a fresh start on a New Year. She was a nice round 8 pounds, 21 ounces and has given us the gift of being sleepy and laid back and easy because I think the Good Lord knew full well […]

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    Laundry, Legos and the right amount of mess

    “My house will never be clean again!” A regular mom of a one-year-old might begin here with this statement. It’s where I planned to start anyway, inspired by this month’s issue that includes articles discussing the benefits of getting our kids involved in chores and tips on how to organize all their Legos and tiny […]

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