“Monkey see, monkey do…”

I had to laugh as I caught myself repeating this to my friend the other day as we talked about our kids.  We were sharing stories of how our kids always seem to mimic what we do whether we liked it or not. Which made me think. If I wanted to see a change in…

Fluffy Fun

We added a new addition to our home. Welcome “Orie”—or as my five year old likes to call him, “Fluffy.” Being an apartment dweller, I’ve always shied away from bringing a pet into our home. We found “Fluffy” through a recent classified ad describing a children-loving pet. Now that my two oldest sons have moved…

Healing a broken heart

While sometimes we find ourselves overwhelmed and griping about our child’s terrible two’s, the sleepless nights, the teenage drama and everything in between,we can all agree that the one nightmare no parent would ever want to have to endure would be the loss of a child.  From the moment our little ones take their first breath…

What’s for dinner?

It was late in the fall of ’97 when my company had offered me an opportunity to do some work in Dallas,Tx. I had only been working for Ford Motor Co. about 3 1/2 years but they had asked if  I’d be interested in flying down to the auto show and help introduce the new…

You have got to read this!!

I’d love to share a post with you today directly from the New York Times. It’s a funny mom blog that pokes fun at “rookie” moms. Check it out. To the Mom Who Can’t Stop Following Her Child Around the Playground By LAURIE KILMARTIN (comedian, television writer and the co-author of a new book written just…

How do you measure up?

One of the worst thing a parent can do is compare themselves to another parent, especially a celebrity parent. We see it more than ever now, celebrities toting their children—some biological, some adopted—as their latest accessory. It can be very easy for us ‘everyday’ parents to find ourselves wondering  just how they manage to have…

Tweet to Save

Are you a mom that likes to save? Are you on Twitter? There are lots of great moms to follow with tons of fun facts, coupon savings and freebies. Here are a list of tweeters to follow including myself. Sign up for your Twitter account @https://twitter.com/ @EricaKEspinoza @momversation @MomsWhoSave @Playgrounddad @TodaysMoms @Busymom by

Keep Looking Up

For the past couple months there’s been a lot going on that’s pretty much “Out of this world.”  We’ve landed on the planet Mars and recently lost the first man to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong. With all the wonderful exploring going on, have you ever thought about just how interesting space can be…

Do Not Disturb…Please.

“Love thy neighbor as thyself.” No words could ever be more true. But what happens when your neighbors are, well, not so neighborly? With the kids out for the summer it becomes even more and more impossible to get a good night’s sleep, let alone a few moments of peace and quiet. And if you’re…