It doesn’t always have to be you

By Brett Baker, Core Writer My husband travels a lot. Not so much that I could even come close to being compared to a military wife but he definitely travels more than your average hubby. Often, when I take out the trash, and a neighbor or two will pop their heads out to ask, “Where’s Nathaniel … [Read more…]

How to feel like a better mom in six easy steps!

By Annie Turner, Core Writer 1. Be conscious of your personal appearance…Mainly by neglecting it. If you shower infrequently and rarely take the time to apply makeup (much less put on clothes with actual buttons and zippers) you will successfully lower everyone’s expectations. That way, when you sporadically decide to brush your hair and apply … [Read more…]

Trying something new: It’s not just for my kids

Last September, I sat at the kitchen table with Isaac for an hour.  Every night.  To do 6-10 math problems.  It was so frustrating. Every night it was the same thing.  Crying.  Complaining.  Ranting.  Refusal.  Avoidance. After about 45 minutes, I would convince him to just try one problem.  After he tried, he realized that he … [Read more…]

Defeating “Zombie-Mom”

By Brett Baker, Core Writer It’s 3:45pm and the day has completely gotten on top of me. The laundry I’ve been swearing I’d put away since last week still sits half-folded in the laundry room, and I’m standing in the kitchen, so tired that my eyes are watering. My daughter is crying about her Bandaid … [Read more…]