Farmers markets make my Myrtle Beach summer special

This article appears on page 2 (!!) of the May 2015 issue of Parent News.  Spring is most definitely in the air and so is the pollen! We’re using a pretty solid amount of Claritin in this house, … [Read more...]

Thinking of starting a business? Here’s one local mom’s story of using disappointment for development and creating something cool

This article appears in the April 2015 issue of Parent News. How much money have you spent on toys for the kids that ended up being a huge disappointment? Maybe I was delusional as a kid, but it … [Read more...]

7 things you can do to shake off the cold and get ready for summer now

This article was written for and can be found in the March 2014 issue of Parent News magazine. Find it here!  On one hand it feels like this school year has been never ending and on the other, I … [Read more...]

Holiday giving that has nothing to do with wrapping paper and ribbon

This post originally appeared in the December 2014 issue of Parent News. Find it here! There are two mason jars on my kitchen counter. In one there are colored slips of paper. The other holds … [Read more...]

Looking at old photos makes you realize how fast time flies

This article appears in the September 2014 issue of Parent News. Earlier this evening I logged into a blog I was writing several years back, but long since abandoned. I’ve always been a little … [Read more...]

WWYD: Should I stay or should I go, now? How much tantrum should you expect others to endure?

*This article appears in the May 2014 issue of Parent News* Every toddler (and preschooler) melts down in public. It’s simply unavoidable. One of my children particularly hated the grocery store. … [Read more...]

5 tips for dealing with “I’m bored” during summer break

*This article appears on page six of the April 2014 issue of Parent News* As the weeks go by, the school year is winding down. To be honest, I’m ready. It feels like we slam into summer every … [Read more...]

Understanding why we yell is the key to lowering our voices

This article appears in the February 2014 issue of Parent News. Is your Facebook feed filled with tips for making this a year of no yelling? I’ve never really been known for spotting trends, but my … [Read more...]

Santa is real and I can prove it!

Santa is real and I can prove it! This isn't about setting up security cameras to catch a glimpse. It's more about convincing curious kids of the magic! When I was little, I have this distinct … [Read more...]

Fundraiser Fundamentals: Yes, no, and be nice!

This article appears in the October 2013 issue of Parent News. Be sure to pick up a copy today! Since school started just about a month ago I’ve been handed fundraisers from all directions. Each of … [Read more...]

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