5 Things to Do When It’s Too Cold to Go Outside
For the second time this winter we are lucky enough to have temperatures below zero. Thanks to this degree dive, we are all going to be able to enjoy a lot more time indoors than what we’re used to. This might be nice for a day or two, but after that it can make a person crazy...
Muppet Makeover in the Works
In a move to get 3-5 years olds in better shape and eat better the producers of the Muppets are working with heart doctors to change what some characters are doing. For example Bert and Ernie will take up jumping rope and The Cookie Monster is going to cool it...
Coke’s Amazing Parent Commercial
I’ve never seen a commercial that perfectly describes parenthood like this one does. In a short 60 seconds it manages to capture the essence of daily life for parents. Somehow it manages to embody the joys, frustrations, sleeplessness, clutter, pain, dog-food eating and chaos that is parenting…
Parenting 101
I remember as a child thinking that my parents knew everything. They always seemed to have the answers. Before I was a teenager, I looked up to them in awe of all that they knew. They were my heroes.
Kids are Hilariously Wise
Having four kids of my own I get some pretty interesting answers for the questions I ask. Some of my favorite answers come from asking my kids the question they just asked me. I’ll give you an example.
Limits Suggested for Social Media
I had a story on the Craig & Al Morning Show recently about social media; texting, tweeting, Facebook, Twitter, et al. It basically said parents should pay attention to their children’s uses of them and limit that use.
Time Flies When You’re a Parent
About half way through summer vacation every year I begin to crave the schedule and the normalcy that the school year brings. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the carefree days of summer I do. It’s just that I run out of things to do with all those footloose and fancy free days, and loo…
Mom Sings About What Life is Like With Four Boys
For those of you who wonder what it’s like to be a mother of four boys, wonder no more. Another wonderful and saintly mother of four boys penned and sings a song, set to “When You Say Nothing at All” by Allison Kraus that describes to a tee exactly what it’s like.
Ten Things Kids Think Moms Should Know
As a mom it’s easy to wonder if you’re doing a good job. Unfortunately for moms, kids don’t come with an instruction manual. We always try to do our best, but we doubt if our best is really good enough.
What It’s Like to be a Mom
I’ve often wondered if I’m the only mother who feels like they are constantly ordering their kids to do this and that and everything. I feel like from the time I get them up in the morning, until they go to bed at night, that I am constantly trying to make sure they are doing what they n…

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