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This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land…

And now for the perspective part of my blog motto: “Parenting with PURPOSE and PERSPECTIVE” …. My “worries” of late: Gus, our visiting guinea pig, pooped on the living room chair instead of the towel. Ellie refuses to brush her teeth with the new toothpaste. MJ just can’t seem to stop arguing with us when he […]


TODAY: MOOYAH BURGERS! 6713 West Northwest Highway (just west of Hillcrest) 4-10 pm Have you heard the term “Mommy Warrior”? My friend Nancy Crook is one. A few years ago, she somehow survived the sudden loss of her baby boy Henry, Abigail’s twin. Then she survived an intense battle with breast cancer with all the […]

A Heavy, Hopeful Heart: Reflecting on Newtown

This rainy and cold Friday afternoon, my two little Christmas angels (4 and 6) are both asleep after a busy week topped off with a  field trip today to Santa’s Village with MJ’s Kindergarten class! But as I look at their sweet faces, as visions of sugar plums dance in their heads, I can’t help […]

I Wanna Be Like Stephen’s Mom…

What I know for sure…every mother leaves a legacy. Last night on the Colbert Report (a favorite show for me and Dustin), Stephen broke character to pay a loving tribute to his mother, Lorna Colbert, who died last week at age 92. She was the mother of 11 children, and left them quite a legacy […]

Happy Mother’s Day: Top 5 Posts for Moms

Consider why you should give yourself a break this Mothers Day, and why you should feel proud to be a “Good Enough Mom“! Reflect on your own job description, see if you’re being compensated fairly according to, and ask for praise and appreciation today and every day: “Good Job, Moms!” Check in with you Mommy-self, […]

Mommy Power: Be Courageous!

This brave Mommy-warrior has my vote for most courageous and effective politician on the planet! Did you see Gabby Gifford’s surprise statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a hearing about gun control? Riveting! She is working to protect ALL of our children in this country. Thank you, Gabby! We are in awe, we are inspired, […]

“Today IS the day!”

I was going to send out a post this afternoon about our “Christmas Countdown” – about the fun little holiday activities we’ve been enjoying, the magical moments of the December season, of this “season” of young childhood. And then I came home to turn on this God-awful, heart-wrenching, gut-churning news. Now my news about places […]

Join the Discussion: Can Women Have it ALL?

And what is “ALL” anyway? Is it… Meaningful quality time with our children? Good friends?  A Fulfilling and meaningful work life? Time for a meaningful relationship and maybe even sex now and then? Opportunities for giving back to the community? And still a little bit of time for ourselves? It doesn’t just mean (or necessarily […]

Are You Parenting for Authentic Success? 10 “Baby-Steps” to get you started…

We hear SO MUCH (too much) in our society today about how to succeed, how to help our children succeed – our business- our family -our bodies – our schools- our teams – our country, what qualities and practices lead to success, what mistakes and mis-steps can keep us from it…My mind has been on […]

Moment for Mommy: “If Mama Ain’t Happy,…”

{Hi, Mommy-reader-friend!  You made it back for our “Moment for Mommy” Monday date! Thanks for taking a couple of minutes to visit my blog. I told you I would be here for you! Let me know when you’re finding time to read this, and don’t forget to take a deep breath and make it a […]