A Letter to My Teenage Daughter While You’re Still a Little Girl Dear Annelise, You spoke three words to me tonight that took firm hold of my heart (and no, they weren’t those three words). As I’ve pondered them, I’ve realized it’s time to write you a letter; a letter you won’t read for a […]
Week 32: The Ugly Truth
If you’re just joining me for the Keeping It Real Challenge, please click here to find out what it’s all about. Sometimes the truth hurts. When it’s spoken in love, though, it makes you realize that changes need to take place. Last week Eli said to me, “Why are you on the computer so much?” […]
The Parenting Olympics: Do YOU Have What it Takes?
Every two years, nations all over the world come together to cheer on and celebrate the accomplishments of their elite athletes. It’s a wonderful and exciting time and those athletes deserve every ounce of recognition they receive. But what about the millions of people living quiet, unseen lives who not only deserve gold medals, but […]
Kristen and I are so excited by the response we got last week regarding #ONENEWFOOD. A lot of you expressed interest in joining us and we say “The more the merrier!” Why? Because: Everyone who does this is making a commitment to their family’s health and that is AWESOME! The more people who do it, […]
Parents, it’s time to take back dinnertime!
Join us as we teach our kids healthy eating habits #ONENEWFOOD at a time!
#ONENEWFOOD: Teaching Kids to Try New and Healthier Foods
You’ve heard me sing my Picky Eater Blues before, but in case you forgot the lyrics, here’s the chorus: My kids don’t want to eat anything except pizza, nuggets, pasta, and fruit (hey, it’s not all bad!). In fact, nine times out of ten, Annelise will not eat one bite of dinner. I put it […]
40 steps to easily get out the door with kids
Remember those carefree days before you had children? You’d need a few things at the grocery store, so you’d run a brush through your hair, freshen your makeup, grab your purse and keys, and be in the car three minutes after deciding to go. Then you had kids and suddenly going to the store, or […]
I used to be so judgy
I used to be so judgy. Back before I had kids. I knew how my kids would behave because I would teach them to behave that way because really, how hard could it be? I wasn’t a parent, but I knew how to parent because I took some classes in college and I got my […]
It’s All About Perspective (and It’s All Small Stuff)
It’s All About Perspective (And It’s All Small Stuff) I’m sitting at the kitchen table with a butter knife trying to scrape dried-up oatmeal off our fabric seats. I purposely waited until it dried because when I tried to clean it while it was fresh, it just got mushed further into the cushions. It’s not […]