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Pre-birth Nicknames & Why We Use Them

“I told my brothers that I want to name my future son Tiernan,” the labor and delivery nurse said. “They don’t like it.” “And that’s why you don’t tell people what you plan to name your baby,” I told her. Read more…


The Adventures of the Super Kids: Anticipating the Baby

“I’m going to the doctor,” Mom says. “Why?” Happy Boy asks, using his favorite word. “So he can check on the baby,” Mom answers. “Be good for Dad while I’m gone.” “Will he take out the baby today?” Sassy Girl Read more…


The Adventures of the Super Kids: Friendly Boy’s Appetite

Friendly Boy loves to have fun. He loves to watch his shows and play with his siblings and build with blocks. He loves to make Mom and Dad laugh and he loves to charm everyone with his smile. But there Read more…


Birthday in Isolation

How do you celebrate your birthday in isolation? This was the question I faced when I realized having an early-May birthday meant celebrating with social restrictions. As an introverted homebody, you would think staying home wouldn’t be a problem. But Read more…


The Adventures of the Super Kids: Friendly Boy Practices His Powers

Friendly Boy can’t sit still. Where there are friends to be made, he needs to make them. Church is a great place to make friends. He sees the 12-year-old girl across the aisle. Without hesitation, he approaches. Noticing him, she Read more…


The Hope of Easter

Easter has long been my favorite holiday. As a girl, I loved picking out a new Easter dress, dyeing and hunting for eggs, and getting Easter candy. I love early spring with its daffodils and tulips, fresh air and warmer Read more…


Tips from a Stay-at-Home Mom for Staying at Home

We are living through an unusual time right now in our nation and throughout the world. With the threat of the Coronavirus and many people being forced to stay at home, it requires an unexpected change of pace and routine. Read more…


The Adventures of the Super Kids: The Super Kids Will Help

Do you need to put toys away at the end of the day? The Super Kids will help! Do you need to put laundry into the washing machine? The Super Kids will help! Do you need to fill a cup Read more…


Sunday Morning

Originally Published January 2018 I woke up to the sound of Wolfie talking to himself. It felt too early for him to be awake. I looked at the clock on my phone. 7:25. Well, maybe not too early for him. Read more…


The Adventures of the Super Kids: Cake

“I want a pirate cake for my birthday,” Happy Boy says—eight months before turning four-years-old. “And Sassy Girl wants a cat cake.” The order doesn’t change. At least twice a week, Happy Boy makes the same statement. Sassy Girl’s birthday Read more…