Make-A-Wish – World Wish Day

Once upon a time a 7 year old boy was granted a wish… to be a police officer for the day. That was 30 years ago… That one wish 30 years ago inspired the founding of what we know today as the Make-A-Wish®  program. Since then more than 226,000 wishes have been granted in the U.S. alone. You […]

Burning Question: How Do You Decide When It’s Time To Call Your Child’s Doctor?

My youngest daughter cut her toe recently. Remember? She thinks she a lizard because it grew back. Aaaaanywho… the whole event caused a little crisis within my maternal soul: SHOULD I CALL THE DOCTOR? Do you struggle with this, or is it always an easy decision? Does having medical insurance (or NOT having it) affect […]

PG-13 Movies: Can Our Kids Handle Them?

In this video I open up with my wonderful co-iVoices Jenny Isenman and Beth Engelman about the topic of kids and PG-13 movies. I always get nervous opening up about potentially controversial topics… Let’s face it, I am way more about the funny. However, as a mom and parent… there are SO many things to weigh […]


There we were… eating our dinner of bbq’d pork chops, grilled asparagus and red peppers, and noodles. Fried in butter. Topped with parmesan. Yes. We were engaging in our usual banter, “Your Mom…” “YOUR MOM…” Which is especially funny when I say, “YOUR MOM!” to the kids. That joke just never gets old. Annywho. Out […]

She spelled “wine”. She did NOT spill it.

We have this “game” at home. Chunks. It’s a game for emergent readers and whathaveyou. It has beginning sound chunks and ending sound chunks and kids can make words. And on Spring Break, my 7 year old learned how to spell WINE. MOOOOOOOMMMMMY! I spelled WINE!!!!!!! Fast forward one week at school: Lucy’s teacher: Welcome […]

“There’s no place like home…”

So. My kids are pretty awesome. Cute. Talented. Charming. Over the last number of years our family has found ourselves cozily tucked into a wonderful community called: CHILDREN’S THEATRE. In fact, when my middle daughter first entered the local children’s theatre group… I made a video. It’s terrible. It is one of my first vlogs […]

Back-to-School: What do moms do with all their “free” time? [vlog]

Now that all the spawn are in school – all day… I have been asked, “So whatcha gonna do with all that free time?” I’ll tell you what I’m gonna do… In fact, it seems I have had so much time… I have become a regular photographer and master of text-on-photo! Disclosure: My son’s favorite […]

In which I take children to the carwash and the liquor store. But the liquor store gives stickers.

May I begin with an off-topic digression? I never know if I should capitalize my post titles. It’s kinda not something I do well, so I kind-of just don’t. I kinda feel like if I do, I am caving to “the man”. Not that I even know who “the man” is. I supposed “the man” […]

101 Dalmatians Ticket Giveaway

*Update! Winner! Trinity is our winner! Thank you all! And congratulations Trinity! Look for an email shortly!* I am shameless people. This is a SHAMELESS bragfest. Imma gonna tell you about the local children’s theatre – KCMT.org – the their current production 101 Dalmatians! Look at these sweet pups: There are 101 of these. Each […]

Like shooting stars going to their syrup castle…

I made heart waffles for the kids for their Valentine morning breakfast. I realized, too late, that we were uncomfortably low on syrup. In an effort to make it stretch… I let the kids dip their waffle hearts into little bowls of syrup. And use their fingers. Uh-huh, “fun mom” here. My Lucy… my little […]