The Christmas Holidays are long anticipated by kids and parents alike. This is the first year (ever, as a person in the workforce) that I actually get a full two week vacation that corresponds with my girls being off school. I am unbelievably excited to get this time off to spend relaxing and enjoying my […]
How to survive being a dance parent (at a non-comp studio)
I am a dance mom. (Or we are dance parents – whatever phrase works for you.) Both my daughters take dance classes in various styles, and we are at the studio four nights a week. (I even take dance classes – it’s a great form of exercise, and so fun! I’m taking ballet class and […]
Four things I don’t miss about having small children
I’m pretty confident that my almost 11 year old daughter is firmly in the grasp of Tweendom. She’s my oldest child. Coming up behind her is my other daughter who is eight, and could be called a tween as well. And while I’m a bit nervous for what the future may hold, there are many […]
Mom Anxiety: She’s So Different from Me!
I am struggling with something I had barely thought about when my girls were babies and toddlers: Helping someone navigate the world of school and social interactions when they are completely different from me. As a child I was quiet and fairly shy, but smart and eager to learn. I now have two daughters who […]
Raising Girls: I Have A Tween!
I have 2 daughters. They are the light of my life. But, my oldest just turned 10, so I think that means she’s officially a “tween” now. (That doesn’t change how I feel about her, but it does make me a little nervous for the next few years!) So, what is a “tween”? That’s a […]