Category: Raising Children

Surviving the Terrible Twos

By Katie Moosbrugger In less than 24 hours, my then-two-year-old son managed to take a ball point pen to our leather couch, color with crayons all over our plasma TV and...

Keeping My Eyes On Where I Want to Go

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon My oldest son finally learned to ride a bike over the weekend. And when I say finally, I mean finally. It’s been four years since we...

Keep Your Kids Moving: It’s What Matters Most

By Guest Blogger Allison Chapple, MS/EdS, LPC, NCC Recently at my neighborhood pool, some moms and I were talking about the upcoming school year and the inevitable...

My Son is a Biter

By Guest Blogger Michelle Barson My sweet, little baby boy is a hazard to others and while it doesn’t faze him it’s something I am forced to wear like a scarlet...

Make LuRoos Part of Your Village

By Guest Blogger Elizabeth Pennell, founder of LuRoos How many times have you had to invoke “divide and conquer” parenting? Josh needs to be picked up from his...

In Defense of Summer

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon In one of my earliest memories, I am running across my childhood backyard, one hand grasping the sparkly baton I had saved all of my...

A Teacher’s Advice: How to Keep Your Children Learning All Summer

By Guest Blogger Kelly Nichols Our world is fast-paced and ever-changing. While that is often positive and productive, moving forward rapidly can leave holes in us as...

Just Like That

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon Every elderly person in the grocery store says some version of the same thing when they see me with my tribe of tiny children. “Oh, enjoy...

Just a Little Heads Up, Please

By Heather Miller In my last blog I gave a big shout out to parents of one child. This time I would like to give those parents an explanation as to why it is sometimes...

The Fun of Raising Three-nagers

By Guest Blogger Ginny Olson You think the terrible twos are terrible? The terrible twos aren’t actually a thing. I know a few of you in the midst of it now want...