We all go into marriage with the expectation that it will be forever. You tie the knot, have a kid or two, maybe buy a house, and build a life together. No one anticipates that things may not work...
Every June as the school year ends, we blast Alice Cooper’s “School's Out” and my boys excitedly prep for their long-awaited summer break! It doesn’t take long for them to revert back to cavemen; all manners, structure & routine...
Everyone has started asking me the standard questions about my summer plans as the school year starts to wind down. Some are even more baffled when I respond with a smile that my children will be in daycare. It's...
As spring, baseball, and t-ball finish up we are already thinking about having a summer schedule. We are already signed up for camp. My son is signed up for a week of Basketball/Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Camp. My...
If you just sign up for 576 activities then you’ll never have to worry about this. But seriously, screen time is something that many parents seek to avoid. Even doctors encourage families to avoid it. So, why are we...
I know it is May, and no one is thinking about cold weather, but my two-year-old is currently in her Frozen era. Everything has transitioned from Moana to Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. I am sure I will have some...
I have played softball for as long as I can remember. I began playing T-ball at a young age and continued to play softball in adulthood in a women's league. It is a great stress relief for me and...
Massachusetts author Elaine Dimopoulos has written some of my daughters' (ages 8 and 10) favorite books, so it was such an honor for all of us to be able to ask her questions about parenting, writing, and her latest...
Losing a cherished family pet is devastating and that loss manifests in a multitude of ways in each family member. Our family recently put down our 16-year-old cat, Tigger. His health had been steadily declining, and he took a...
Is it just me or is everyone else constantly telling themselves that after we get through this week, things are going to calm down? Or the lie that goes something like, "The month of May is pretty busy, but...

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My Summer Bucket List

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I am creating our summer bucket list as the school year winds down. It is a list of activities to fill our summer months...