Is Summer over already?

By Laura Wailes, Core Writer The end of Summer always surprises me.  As I get ready to go back to a full time work schedule this next week, I feel a stress and anxiety to get all of the things I had planned for the Summer into the next few days. We didn’t get to … [Read more…]

The night of the pin-worms and paranoia

By Alison Mezzanotte, Guest Writer Confession: I forever have a “gut feeling” that my baby girl—my only child—has something wrong with her. You are a crazy mom. You are paranoid. Get off of Google. She’s not one of your students—stop trying to diagnose her. These are all phrases I’ve heard on repeat from both my … [Read more…]

Confessions of a First-Time Mama

By Brett Tubbs, Guest Writer Eight weeks ago my husband and I welcomed our first child into the whirlwind of our lives. Exactly seven weeks and six days ago, I had a very different idea of how the curtain on this motherhood drama would rise. Primed with optimism, and a splash of know-it-all pride, I … [Read more…]

The strength to keep climbing

By Laura Wailes, Core Writer As I sit here in front of my computer screen tonight, I feel like the last person on earth who should share parenting stories or give advice to other moms.  It’s been one of those days.  Maybe even one of those years. Now that my boys are growing older, they … [Read more…]