Dear First Time Moms

By Theresa Boedeker, Guest Writer Dear First Time Moms, Congratulations! You have joined the honored circle of motherhood. It may look like most mothers have it all together, but the truth is, they really don’t. Most of us are trying to stay one step ahead of our children. Remember this. None of us have children … [Read more…]

Broken Glass; Spilled Milk

By Katie Hornor, Guest Writer I was upstairs folding laundry when I heard the distinctive crash of glass on the tile floor and a small voice from the kitchen exclaim, “Uh-oh!” I dropped the laundry and rushed downstairs to find my 4 year old frozen amidst a puddle of milk and broken glass, a half … [Read more…]

What the Elderly Have Taught Me About Motherhood

By Haley Graydon, Guest Writer I remember his aged hands on the frame of my wheelchair; post-labor exhaustion fogs the rest. He was a hospital volunteer, late seventies or early eighties, and I was a two-day old mother, dazed by the newborn asleep in my arms. My body shook a lot those first days—blood loss … [Read more…]

Unraveling Busy

By Molly Crouch, Guest Writer Over the weekend, my husband and I pulled out our calendars and looked at the next month in amazement. October is packed, you guys. If you include the dog (and we do), our immediate family has four birthdays this month. Whoa. After we wrapped our minds around the parties and … [Read more…]

Can I get a redo?

By Sabrena Deal, Guest Writer They say there is a first time for everything. This morning, “everything” included the first (and hopefully last) time that my 9-month-old ate dog poop. We don’t make a practice of leaving dog poop around our home for our little explorer to find but this week we’re hosting an extra … [Read more…]