Moms & Dads

The Moment I Exhaled

The Moment I Exhaled

By Rachel Hoeing This time of the year is always difficult for me. In August, seven years ago, I lost my mom to ovarian cancer. Three months later, my dad died in his sleep from a blockage in his heart. The year 2011 was a tornado of events as well as a tropical storm...

How Do I Deal with a Negative Friend?

How Do I Deal with a Negative Friend?

By Guest Blogger Christine Murray, PhD, LPC, LMFT, Director of the Healthy Relationships Initiative Our Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI) team is excited to partner with Triad Moms on Main on this blog series. In this series, we offer general guidance to...

On Being a Grandpa …

On Being a Grandpa …

By Guest Blogger David DeCosmo SPOILER ALERT! I'm a happy and proud "spoiler." I'm a grandpa! I've got 6 grandchildren ranging in age from 3 to 20-years-old.Three girls and three boys. If their parents were posting a "Spoiler Alert" it would likely include my photo. I...

Five Questions that Make Me Cringe

Five Questions that Make Me Cringe

By Katie Moosbrugger Most of you reading this are moms, and while we may be in different stages of motherhood, I’m guessing we’ve shared similar experiences. From being pregnant to losing the baby weight. To celebrating our child’s milestones. From choosing a school...

Bug Guide for Moms of Bug Loving Kids

Bug Guide for Moms of Bug Loving Kids

By Guest Blogger Sandy Harper Bugs and arachnids! Often not something moms want willingly brought into their homes. Yet, what do you do when you have an insect loving kid? We can foster our kid’s interest and love by learning more about bugs ourselves. Start by...

Letter to a Special Needs Sibling

Letter to a Special Needs Sibling

By Jennifer Janes, author of the blog Jennifer A. Janes My precious child, My heart aches for you. I’m sure there are days when you feel like your sibling gets all the attention and I don’t notice you, but it’s not true. I hurt when I am so tied up in dealing with the...

How My Family Life Mirrors “The Bachelor”

How My Family Life Mirrors “The Bachelor”

By Laura Simon Every Monday, I make sure my three-year-old tornado doesn’t take a nap. I schedule activities that I’m certain will wear her and her older brothers out. We swim, run, wrestle, and climb a few walls. Meanwhile, I walk around with an extra pep in my step,...

I’m The Crazy Sports Mom

I’m The Crazy Sports Mom

By Laura Simon When I was coaching swimming – many years before I got married or had kids – I knew exactly what kind of sports parent I was going to be. I knew I’d be supportive and present at the games, that I’d bring the cute and clever snacks, that I’d cheer at all...

Win One Month Membership to Burn Boot Camp in High Point!

Win One Month Membership to Burn Boot Camp in High Point!

TWO lucky TMoM readers have the chance to win one one month membership PLUS a t-shirt of choice from Burn Boot Camp in High Point! To register, complete the short survey below. Burn Bootcamp is a community of women who empower each other inside and outside the gym. ...

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