Moms & Dads

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...

Triad Community Groups for Parents and Kids

Triad Community Groups for Parents and Kids

Updated by Jen Mearns You have found our "Mom Group" directory. We hope this list can help you find groups where it is easy for you to meet other women (and usually children) with whom you can build friendships and support. We have listed play groups that include both...

The Girl Who Didn’t Look Depressed

The Girl Who Didn’t Look Depressed

By Guest Blogger Becky Johnston I have a friend with depression. Recently, the two of us were scheduled to be at an event together and she asked if she could ride with me. She said she knew she would back out of our event if she didn’t have the accountability of...

Finding Happiness After Divorce

Finding Happiness After Divorce

By Guest Blogger Lauren Falber "Wait, what?" It's the question I get asked the most when explaining how my ex husband walked out on me and our kids on our 5-year wedding anniversary nearly four years ago. "But, you're like, happy..?" Darn right, I am. This is when...

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