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I am Thankful for My Son The Future Pianist

Every year my children’s elementary school hosts a Thanksgiving Lunch on Veteran’s Day. It’s an opportunity for parents to join their children for lunch and celebrate what they are thankful for while also honoring our Veterans. Many of the parents attend and it is organized beautifully. Outside the cafeteria the music teachers set-up a piano […]

Moms Who Give Back: Katie Sherman Rawson is a Heart Mom

My latest “Mom Who Gives Back” is someone I worked with more than eight years ago. Katie Sherman Rawson was not married or a mother back then. She was a young, hopeful, hilarious person with an amazingly positive attitude -personality traits that have helped her cope with one of the most difficult experiences anyone should go through as […]

Do Your Children Save Their Best Worst Behavior For Home?

Is your child a terror at home, but a complete angel in public? Do you wonder why your child always devolves in a puddle after entering your house? Perhaps your child is a “House Devil, Street Angel.” Out of my four children, one is always testing my patience. For the first four years of his […]

Vacationing Family Style

Four couples, ten children, sand, surf, a pool, and competitive corn hole at midnight. This is our vacation with friends at the Outer Banks. For three years now, we have been renting a house in Nags Head, NC for a week of fun in the sun with the kids by day and grown-up games by […]

All Parents Suck (Sometimes)

Have you ever been embarrassed by your child’s screams in a crowded restaurant or store? Did you ever sink to bribery, or hollow threats in order to get a little cooperation? Did jealousy creep in when a friend’s child the same age or younger did something your child still hasn’t mastered? Have you ever bought […]