I’ve always been a planner. In my well organized and categorized mind, it only made sense that my son upon completion of pre-kindergarten this year would naturally transition into kindergarten in September. After all, he was a super smart four-year-old who could rattle off dinosaur names and facts like his ABCs, and who was reading multiple books every day.
So when my husband and I attended our annual parent/teacher meeting I…Continue
In our house we celebrate EVERY accomplishment. The big ones, the small ones, and all the ones in between. Life is very different than I imagined it would be when I looked into my future through an inexperienced, rose-colored lens. In my twenties, I dreamed of being the perfect mom (don’t we all?). I prepared for this very important part of my life in every way. My husband and I discussed parenting styles…Continue
Added by Maria on April 23, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments
I was inspired by Tria's recent blog post, Snapshots, to share my point of view on the topic. I agree with the importance of taking mental snapshots during ordinary times, but my reason behind taking them is much different. …Continue
Every so often, I pause and take a mental snapshot. I marinate in the moment. I just step back and enjoy the wonder…Continue
I am sitting in Dallas International Airport, computer on my lap and guilt gifts at my feet, waiting patiently (well, as patient as I can be) for my delayed flight to take off so I can get home to my boy.
I have just spent a truly fulfilling week at a conference: learning, connecting, getting inspired and feeling a little guilty. It’s hard not to feel guilty when you go on work-vacation: the term my husband used to explain my trip to my son. And, while that description infuriated me…Continue
Added by Tria Karamanos Deibert on April 15, 2015 at 12:57pm — No Comments
Nutrition is vital to any long-term lifestyle and training routine, and that’s especially important when planning healthy meals for your family.
I believe in the importance of educating my kids about making their own choices and not forcing any single option on them. Kids love to make decisions for themselves; so why not let them?
For school lunches, you can never go wrong with…Continue
Added by Christie Rampone on April 13, 2015 at 8:44am — No Comments