Seven a Day Early: Pictures I Found on My Camera


  Yes, I’m a day early. (Though if it’s always 5:00 somewhere, isn’t it Friday somewhere by now?) But I have to blog today so that he comes home on time and I have a review to post tomorrow and…and…and…well, I can go on. But I won’t. How’s that for a longwinded explanation of seven pictures […]

Phoning In

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It’s been a while since I’ve pointed you to the other writing I do, so…here’s your chance to click and find the voice you know and love here in other places (which you are also welcome and encouraged to know and love): Advent Dropouts, Unite! OK, maybe not. In this month’s “Just for Moms” at […]

Becoming “that” mom


I was minding my own business, really, talking to a mom friend and pushing my toddler on the swings. I didn’t ask the little boy to come up to me.  I didn’t even smile his way. But he did come up to me.  He wasn’t shy at all, and he even smiled as he asked […]

The Tale of the Cure for Tangly Hair Tears


Once upon a time, there was a little girl with tangly hair. Her mother brushed it, but it always hurt. That little girl grew up and had children of her own. Wouldn’t you just know: one of her kids had tangly hair. When she discovered conditioner, she realized that with enough detangler and conditioner, the […]

8 Things I Try Not to Say to My Kids {Mom to Mom}

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By Katharine Grubb Moms, we have a powerful weapon at our disposal: our words. We all know the painful things that were said to us as children, some even by our parents. We all know that words can leave a permanent, painful reminder of how we have failed or how hard life is. I’m not […]

Driving Safely with Kids in Tow


By Aaron Schulman For many parents, the thought of taking a road trip with their children is about as enjoyable as having a physical exam at their doctor’s office. With some simple preparation however, driving long distances with children in the back seat can actually be fun. Driving the thousands of interstate highway miles can […]

Popsicles, Patience, and Prayer

This is the first summer I’ve had in my Mom Life where it’s not just another season, regulated with hotter temperatures and a reading program at the library. My oldest, you see, has just finished first grade. She’s home for the summer. Which is great. It has also made me really consider how much more she needs me than […]

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