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Feb18
The Straight Truth About Orthodontia for Kids

The Straight Truth About Orthodontia for Kids

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A few things I wish I’d known before we began orthodontic treatment for my kids. So if you’re just beginning the process, here is my handy guide to getting started.

Feb11
The Middle School Snoop

The Middle School Snoop

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I didn’t have to snoop when he was in grade school. All of his classmates lived in our neighborhood, so I already knew most of the parents. I also regularly volunteered in the classroom. But now he’s in a big school that combines three different neighborhoods, and I only volunteer when under court order. That means I don’t know anything about the kids he now wants to hang out with, and since he’s no help at all, I have to dig.

Jan28
When Winter is Shorts Weather for Kids

When Winter is Shorts Weather for Kids

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Yes, I am the not-so-proud owner of an 11-year-old boy who refuses to wear pants in the winter. He (very strongly) insists on wearing shorts year-round, even when the temperature is only in the high 20’s.

Jan16
The Family Dinner That Changed Our Family Dinners

The Family Dinner That Changed Our Family Dinners

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“Let’s try the Family Dinner Project idea with the kids and have a ‘real family discussion’ and see how it goes,” I said to my husband. So last night, that’s what we did. And it was awesome.

Dec16
Holiday Letter Writing Advice (the Not-So-Serious Version)

Holiday Letter Writing Advice (the Not-So-Serious Version)

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Make your holiday letter a little more realistic this year with these (not very serious) tips!

Nov27
Holiday Toys and Games for Big Kids

Holiday Toys and Games for Big Kids

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It’s Toy Time again. Or, as we call it in my house, “What the heck can we buy these boys for the holidays now that they’re 11 and 13 and they only want cash and food?” My sons tried out a bunch of toys and games that appeal to their age group and aren’t “for babies.”

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