I remember when my babies were little — it seems like yesterday (even though they are 18 and 14), but those special morning moments when I would tiptoe in to just watch them sleep. Most […]


Are you a Top Chef fan??? I just love watching those chefs in action — racing against the clock and yet magically making the most enticing creations. (The only thing is, I just want to […]


Last month, ONE Moms traveled to Ethiopia to help share stories of hope and resilience. ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising […]


I have been sick since school started. My daughter entered kindergarten this September, (my oldest is in fifth grade,) and I have been sick ever since! The first cold knocked me over before the second […]


When I started my art teaching career thirteen years ago, I had very little knowledge about the autism spectrum. It was not something that my university prepared its graduates for at that time. My second teaching position […]


“Don’t just hork it down! Geez — chew it slowly.” ~ Remi from Ratatouille I laugh hysterically every time I watch that movie, because Remi is a rat after my own heart! Honestly, I am […]


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That was my daughter’s words to me a few months back. I kept telling her to STOP eating so much salsa and chips, and she in turn told me that she was not eating anything, […]

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Is Cheating Ever Allowed?

by Jennifer Sikora

Well. . . . It might be if you’re talking about food! In fact, I will be the first to admit that I am a serial cheater when it comes to my food. When I […]

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Acne sucks. At any age. There’s nothing that can rip out your self-confidence and kick it to the ground, like staring in the mirror and seeing pimples staring back at you. You want to hide. […]


Lolli here…. Raise your hand if you find yourself snacking a little more often than you should. I’ve definitely got my hand raised. My biggest weakness is snacking while I’m at my computer (which is […]