Before we had kids, Zach and I would steal away for a long weekend every year to celebrate the biggest joke of a holiday: Valentine's Day. It wasn't that we particularly cared to encourage this Hallmark scam or that we were fond of paying twice the price for...everything. It was just that, in the ... » Learn More about The River Lodge is for Lovers.
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Since I’m rarely seen leaving my house, people often ask what it is I do all day. You see, I suffer from the Throwback to the 1950s Syndrome where my contributions are constantly called into question because, like my maternal predecessors, I hold down the fort (and the toilet seat) behind closed ... » Learn More about A Day in the Life of a Work At Home Mom
My career as a high school English teacher began long before I attended college; I vividly remember lining up my stuffed animals (and my little brother) along the wall of my bedroom, instructing them on the finer points of writing. Courtesy of my little chalkboard and fancy colored chalk, I talked ... » Learn More about The Best of Both Worlds
I don't know what it is about my toddler, but she loves to help, as long as helping is making a bigger mess and extending a ten minute task to a full half hour. But if the satisfied smile on her chubby little face isn't worth it, then I'm not addicted to chocolate and sarcasm. And I am both. ... » Learn More about “Mommy, I Can Help!”
I used to play at a friend's house where her father's gun cabinet was the first thing we saw when we ran downstairs to her game room. Long rifles with thick straps were right there, at the base of the steps, staring at us. I remember feeling intimidated because my parents didn't own guns, ... » Learn More about Asking Saves Kids