Empty Nest Syndrome With One Still At Home?

I recently opened a letter addressed to my son from Ohio State University. I figured why not, I should handle his business while he’s spending his summer working hard earning additional credit hours to get a few more steps ahead. And I wanted to know what was going on academically that he hadn’t shared with me. … Continue Reading

Keeping Families Safe, Our Children Are Vulnerable

I believe keeping my family safe is one the most important jobs I will ever have. I’ve talked about the what-if-momster a time or two here on the blog. Recall, she’s the uninvited guest who shows up on my doorstep frequently and always overstays her welcome. What are my kids eating when they’re not at … Continue Reading

Thanks For The Memories. Now Get Lost, Caillou.

Last night, as part of her usual “settle down for bedtime” routine, my daughter asked for Sprout and wished aloud that it be time for Caillou. It was. It never fails; it’s always time for Caillou. Allow me to get this out of the way right now. I genuinely, very strongly dislike the pint-sized complainer. I can’t think … Continue Reading

The Truth About Imposed Princess Syndrome

If you know me, you know I don’t believe in applying repressive gender roles to my daughter. She and I were shopping yesterday when I noticed two baby boomers staring at her. More specifically, they were staring at her ensemble. My girl was wearing light pink corduroy pants with a pattern of sparkling gems at … Continue Reading

It Doesn’t Get Easier… And The Cranberry Sauce Still Comes From A Can

When my son came home from college for an extended Thanksgiving holiday a few weeks ago, he walked through the door with a new, nearly irresistible grin that said he really did miss me. Ha! I told him this day would eventually come, though I didn’t mention my score aloud. Because I’m totally a coward, you know. … Continue Reading

Perspective From Motherhood: Three Reasons I Voted To Re-Elect President Obama

Reason One: My 18 year-old son is in his first year of college at Ohio State University. Thanks in large to the support we’re receiving as a result of the commitment made by the Obama Administration to make college more affordable for all American families. I’ve raised this boy for the majority of his life … Continue Reading