Dear fellow mom….let me make this simple…if you are perfect, we can’t be friends. I have no room for a perfect mom friend in my life. I need a real, compassionate and caring friend. Mom Friends Gosh, I know that sounds...
It seems like the world is in a hurry to make children grow up.  And many parents seem to be pushing their kids to be and act older. But can we just stop trying to make kids grow up...

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If You Wait Until Eight, You Are Too Late Last year, as my son was about to turn eight, my friend mentioned to me that if you wait until eight, you are too late. I had no idea what she...
A long, long time ago in an 80’s themed galaxy far away, lived a little version of me.  A stubborn, strong-willed Padawan, who wanted to join the rebellion against the empire known as “Mommy” and rule space- or at...
This year, I’m celebrating Mother’s Day and the ten year anniversary of my ten year old son’s open heart surgery. I spent my first official Mother’s Day at Rady’s Children’s Hospital while my new baby recovered from open heart...
I am reminded that I can no longer run the way I used to as I chase after my youngest daughter on the backyard grass. She has created her own obstacle course, with yellow cones to weave in and...
Kale Anyone? When I write about a 30 Day Challenge, most of you are probably thinking of protein shakes, 6 a.m. runs and kale. Nope, I already told you that I am not a hiker so feel free to breathe...
Reading can open up the world to children.  Through reading they can travel to other countries, discover a new hobby or get lost in an adventure.  So it is incredibly difficult to watch a child struggle with reading. When You...
April is known to be “Autism Awareness Month,” but according to Disability Scoop, advocates are pushing to change this reference to “Autism Acceptance Month.” Moms usually just want healthy babies who later develop to be healthy and happy children...
Highway to .. heaven? Over the years I’ve done a lot of road trips with my step-daughter, son, nieces and nephews. When Grandma’s house is just 4 hours away and it comes with a pool, and a bunch of additional...

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Chalk + Talk: Family Event

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We are excited to be hosting our 2021 Chalk + Talk Family Event! Grab some chalk, your kiddos and be ready for some fun. Chat...

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