Moms & Dads

A Note to New Moms: It’s OK

A Note to New Moms: It’s OK

By Jen Mearns You’ve brought home your new baby and realized they forgot to include the instruction manual. How does this whole baby thing work anyway? Why would they let just anybody leave the hospital with a helpless new human and expect everything to go smoothly?...

How Foster Parenting Was Our Calling

How Foster Parenting Was Our Calling

By Guest Blogger Greta Argenta “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa When people ask me why we got into foster care/adoption I can say with total certainty that it was a calling. As a kid my favorite game to...

Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith for Men

Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith for Men

By Guest Blogger Britton Lewis A few years ago, I was living several states away but visited Wilmington on vacation. I stopped by Fleet Feet to get a new pair of running shoes. While there, I struck up a conversation with the guy behind the counter. He asked me if I’d...

As a Parent, Sometimes I Think I am Failing

As a Parent, Sometimes I Think I am Failing

By Guest Blogger Julie Fritz Being a mom is amazing. It is the absolute greatest joy I have ever experienced in my life. But sometimes it is also really hard. I am a classic overachiever. If I’m gonna do something, I want to do it well. I was worried about that when...

Juggling Work Time + Family Time

Juggling Work Time + Family Time

By Guest Blogger Anna Keller Juggling work/life balance can be challenging enough before you become a parent, and once you add “mom” to your list of roles, finding that sweet spot becomes exponentially more difficult. Suddenly, you’re pulled in two distinctly...

Trips Without Tablets

Trips Without Tablets

By Laura Simon Three years ago, we bought tablets for my boys, then ages 4 and 5. They were cheap tablets, and we rationalized that they would be helpful on long car trips. Since we live seven hours from family, we make plenty of those. In theory, it worked. But it...

Fill the Well and Create a Lasting Marriage

Fill the Well and Create a Lasting Marriage

By Guest Blogger Gray Moulton, LMFT, CST Therapist You and your husband met back in college. Your eyes locked across the room and the butterflies in your stomach went crazy. Before each date you would get excited, even giddy when thinking about seeing him. You enjoyed...

I’m a Minivan Mom

I’m a Minivan Mom

By Guest Blogger Stephanie Mannuci-Polnak Nothing is the hallmark of motherhood like a minivan. Moms and minivans are like Starbucks in Target, or me in underwear that comes up to my boobs, just a perfect marriage of convenience and comfort. Naturally, when we added...

Becoming A Mother After 40

Becoming A Mother After 40

By Guest Blogger Catherine G. I’ve always known I wanted to have kids one day. I never imagined I’d give birth for the first time at 45 years old. My enchantment with little ones materialized when I was 11 years old and babysat the twin girl toddlers who lived in my...

Full Time Summer Care Options

Full Time Summer Care Options

By Katie Moosbrugger Finding child care in the summer months can be a daunting - and sometimes an expensive - task. Some mothers have found it easiest to break up the summer into weeks and use different child care each week to keep things exciting. (But keep in mind...

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