My six-year-old is painfully shy. She prefers to avoid eye contact at all costs and believes a smile is earned, not owed. Even here at home, she's a stage 5 clinger, requiring constant physical contact. Part of me loves it because awwwww, my baby! But I also recognize how having me at her beck and ... » Learn More about Dance Like Nobody…at This Parade is Watching
This post is sponsored by The Allstate Foundation. All opinions are my own. This November ushers in my 40th year on the planet. When I recall some of my best times, those beloved teenage years immediately come rushing back. Turning 13 was exhilarating! Turning 16 was freedom! Turning 18 ... » Learn More about I Forgot How Hard It Is Being a Teenager
Oh, hello! Welcome to the fifty-sixth day of Maybruary! It has been seven weeks since we've been in quarantine and I now completely understand how solitary confinement can turn even the most hardened criminals into sniveling babies. Ever committed to lifelong learning, I've been mindful to note ... » Learn More about Laundry Piles Up No Matter What & Other Things I’ve Learned After 7 Weeks of Quarantine
There's been so much togetherness (and zero me-time) here at my house! With three young kids, a dog who doesn't believe in personal space, and a husband whose love language is alwaysthisclose, it has been...wonderful! via GIPHY The untold hours of quality time are a gift and I'm grateful to ... » Learn More about Scenes from Solitude…Take 87
Well. That took a turn. Before my otherwise sunny disposition was replaced with panic and claustrophobia, we sailed through our first quarantined weekend, sprinkling kindness by writing chalk messages on neighbors' driveways and sidewalks. It was a lovely little project...until it rained. With ... » Learn More about Bunker Reports: Day 9. I Think.