Moms & Dads

Surviving The “Becoming” Season

Surviving The “Becoming” Season

By Guest Blogger JamillahNeeairah Nasir Moving into eldership is a very subtle and, at times, off-putting experience. Seemingly overnight, the very respectful title of ‘ma’am’ is bestowed upon you; and that’s when you start to realize you don’t get carded as...

The Art of Being Selfish

The Art of Being Selfish

By Guest Blogger Michelle Griffith After I wrote the title of this blog, I pulled out my phone and went to Dictionary.com to look up the true meaning of the word selfish... sel*fish (adj.) 1. devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one's own...

I’m Not Making New Year’s Resolutions

I’m Not Making New Year’s Resolutions

By Laura Simon I don’t think I’ve ever made a real New Year’s resolution. I’ve made a lot of joking resolutions. And I’ve even made up a few phony resolutions when pressed by friends and students. But I’ve never sat down on New Year’s Day and made a decision that...

Parents’ Night Out Options in the Triad

Parents’ Night Out Options in the Triad

Updated by Laura Simon I’m sure every parent will agree they can use a few hours off now and then. Instead of worrying about finding a baby sitter though, try sending your little ones to one of these many well-known, well-established and fun local organizations that...

What I Want My Kids to Know

What I Want My Kids to Know

By Guest Blogger Misty Nichols, author of Back Porch Bliss As time takes flight and Decembers become Januarys, I see the babies I just brought home growing up. It’s remarkable to watch— I see myself in them, I see my husband, I see our parents and grandparents. And...

The Relatives Came

The Relatives Came

By Guest Blogger Kelly G If you have ever read the children’s book The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant, it gives a good picture of what a longer family stay is like: the long journey, the hugging, the crowding, the chore trade-off, the mess of kids getting to know...

Anyone Else Missing the Sears Toy Catalog this Christmas?

Anyone Else Missing the Sears Toy Catalog this Christmas?

By Guest Blogger Ginny Olson I’m feeling a little nostalgic these days. Because Sears has gone bankrupt. This may not seem like a reason to cry. But it’s Christmas. And when I was little, Christmas meant the SEARS TOY CATALOG. Who else wants to admit that YOU ARE OLD?...

Time to Fire Santa

Time to Fire Santa

By Laura Simon Here we are, one week from Christmas, and I’m this close to telling my kids Santa isn’t real. I won’t do it, of course, because I know the day is coming when they’ll figure it out on their own and then I’ll be sad. But seriously, the man is becoming...

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