August 2011

Life as a mother of five kids (especially now that they are school aged) is a constant game of balancing. I have to balance my work, the kids’ school work, their after school activities, church […]


Penalty Shot

 An important question is making it’s rounds through the blogosphere…  What life lessons do kids learn from playing team sports? If you’re an active mom blogger, you likely have read some great posts triggered by this […]

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If you’ve been on twitter lately, you’ve probably seen the buzz about Cheap Sally and #bringhomethebacon. You can bring home the bacon It’s no wonder that there is so much talk and excitement surrounding the […]


Although we love spending time outside during the summer, sometimes it’s nice to escape the heat and stay indoors. As I have talked with people who want to improve their photos, one of the most […]


Understanding Bedwetting

If your child is having nighttime accidents, it is critical that you help him or her understand that bedwetting is not his/her fault. But how? Step 1. When your child wets the bed, do not […]


In a small community where the people had next to nothing, they shared with us what they had . . . boiled potatoes, lacoto (spicy cabbage), and a bit of fruit. This is the place […]


Ballet Recital - 2011 - Julia and Olivia

My Ballerina Olivia and Me In June, I posted one of my favorite shots of Olivia. It was her screaming in her ballet costume, a tantrum that turned into an awesome, hysterical photo. But, I […]


Mom 2.0 Summit 2011

It is 2:33am. I just had a Skype chat with with my friend @heathersolos as she started her writing day on the east coast and I began to close my writing night on the pacific […]


Tackle It Tuesday

If you’ve been hanging out here at Tackle It Tuesday for any length of time, you’ve likely heard Janice and I moaning about the time we spend tackling our inboxes. We are constantly drowning in […]


cornell researchers

We read them — but should we trust them? When sites like Amazon, TripAdvisor, and Yelp are consistently hit by “deceptive opinion spam,” (read: fake reviews,) should users ignore reviews? This spring, when researching to […]

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