January 20, 2018

Mr. Peabody & Sherman offer adventure and heart

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Julie Samrick  To look around the movie theater, parents had the biggest smiles on their faces during Mr. Peabody & Sherman, the new animated Dreamworks film that’s a nod to the past while still offering a clever, fresh plot.   Mr. Peabody and Sherman is based on the adventures of the1960s characters of the same… Read more

If you give a mom a load of laundry

If you give a mom a load of laundry

“If you give a mom a load of laundry” (a la “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” or “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie”) By Karma David If you give a mom a load of laundry, she’ll see the stack of dishes to be done. When she starts on the dishes, she’ll wonder… Read more

The Gift of Socks

socks man

By Caroline Taylor For years, the idea of a man (or boy) receiving socks as a Christmas gift has conjured up images of fake smiles, eye rolling, gestures of throwing the socks over one’s shoulder to quickly move on to the next gift, and even laughter (Really? You got me socks???) Socks are something grandmas… Read more

Gift Giving


By Ann Van De Water It’s that time of year again.  The time of year when in the process of trying to create a wonderful holiday season for my family, I often blow it.  I overextend myself, spending too much time and energy on activities and things for my family.  Some activities are wonderful and… Read more

The Butt of the Joke

The Butt of the Joke

By Ann Van De Water Recently, I was looking at reviews of a dress on Old Navy’s website.  These usually crack me up as one person will write something like, “This is the best dress ever!!!  It is very flattering, a gorgeous color, beautiful fabric.  I wish I could get one in every color of… Read more


stressed mom

By Ann Van De Water A few weeks ago I bought a bottle of DHA (essential Omega-3 fat) soft gels.   The bottle and many scientific studies claim DHA “supports memory, learning, and mood.”  Sounds great, I thought!  I can certainly use some mega help in all those areas.   However, the first two weeks I could not remember… Read more

I’m Holding an “Occupy My Kitchen” Movement by Alex Kuykendall

fingerpaint baby

I have had it with toddler greed, with kindergartener whining and a baby that thinks she can call the shots around here by pooping and crying whenever she feels like it. I am not going to stand for it anymore. I am starting Occupy My Kitchen. I plan to make a blankie lean-to, a few… Read more

What Would Your Resume Say as a Stay-At-Home Mom? by Shannon Hembree


Stay-at-home moms get this question – or some variation of it – a lot: “Do you think you will return to work?” or “Do you miss work?” To clear up some misconceptions, I never stopped working. I stopped working for money. I do not miss work. I work an overwhelming amount. Every day. Every night…. Read more

Not Your Mother’s Mother Goose


by Shannon Hembree Where is my parenting manual? I ask this question all the time, and the response is always the same – crickets, nada, nothing. Is it too much to ask that when a sticky situation arises, I have a quick-reference guide to turn to for help?   Last night I was reading my… Read more

Sexy Halloween Costumes

sexy costume

by Ann Van De Water I have been looking for Halloween costumes at stores and online lately. I’ve been rather amused by all the SEXY COSTUMES I’ve come across.  Wonder Woman used to be about the only costume that was really sexy.   Now SEXY COSTUMES are everywhere.   I was looking for an Indian… Read more