Teenagers

My Celebration: One Mom’s Take on High School Graduation

It’s Sunday night and I am looking through the fridge to plan dinner for Monday and lunches for the next day when the phone rings. It’s the high school calling with the weekly updates… or so I thought. I set the phone on speaker as I usually do in case my husband is nearby so […] Read more…

On Game Nights We Wear Blue and Gold: What to Pack in Your “Baseball Mom” Bag

Every year, February 15th is a much anticipated and exciting day for my family.  It’s the beginning of high school baseball season. Baseball is such a wonderful sport filled with not only a great group of boys and coaches, but a fun group of baseball MOMS! We not only look forward to watching our boys […] Read more…

Oh BABY, Let’s Think It Over!

My 17 year old daughter has a class at school this year called Early Lifespan Development. She has a wonderful teacher who has taught her so many things about “real life.” But one of the lessons recently made my daughter think it over! Beginning in December, her teacher handed out fake “positive” pregnancy tests and told […] Read more…

Compassion is Always Cool

As parents, we all want to see our children act with compassion and show empathy toward others.  You want to see that when your children are young, but especially as your children grow into young adults and face more diverse situations in a world where violence and cruelty are almost accepted by everyone around us.  […] Read more…

Raising Y’all Launch Party

There is no denying that we enjoy any excuse to get together and have a fun time. Turns out, launching a blog is as good as any to have a party! So we sent out invites, made some really tasty appetizers, and popped some beautiful pink champagne. Our family and friends showed up for a […] Read more…

Moms, You Need a Mom Tribe

Motherhood is a pretty exclusive club. There is one rule you have to follow in order to get into the club, but it’s actually quite simple. Rule 1: become a mom. Doesn’t matter how, just the fact that you do. Once you’ve done that, boom. You’re in. Once you’re in the club your life is […] Read more…