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…]

I didn’t plan on endometriosis in my happily-ever-after

By Mary Carmona, Guest Writer Once upon a time there was a little princess who grew up, found the perfect man at the age of 21, enjoyed a blissful two-year relationship and, on her 23rd birthday, a gorgeous and stress-free wedding. Over the next seven years, she had two precious girls and three perfectly behaved … [Read more…]