When arranging my kids’ playdates, I never ask the question – “Do you have a gun in your house?” But I’m beginning to think I should start asking that question. Though I imagine it to be an awkward conversation, it is without a doubt, an important one. One reason I
Happy Hannukah, Merry Christmas, Joyous Kwanza… However you celebrate the holidays, I wish you the happiest holiday with your family and friends! I remember one holiday season, a very long time ago. I was driving out of the local mall’s parking lot on December 23rd. Yes, too late to worry
A couple months ago, my 4th grader played a soccer game against the 4th grade Newtown, Connecticut soccer team. Newtown, Connecticut. Our neighbors. It’s a beautiful and charming New England town. Also the home of Sandy Hook, where one of the country’s worst mass shootings occurred. Sadly that’s how the world
Holiday season is officially here. Which means if you have children, your ELF has returned! We’ve had an elf for the past 8 years. “Snowflake“. Named by my daughter when she was 2. Last year I lost Snowflake. I completely forgot where I had hidden him after the previous Christmas. I
If your children are like mine, then they probably use electronic devices more often than you’d prefer. My kids have Kindles, iPads, iPods, iPhones, AND laptops. I try to limit screen time, as well as try to encourage the use of educational apps, rather than letting them watch TV shows
It’s a simple, and fun concept. Pick a card game… Go Fish – Old Maid – War Play one of those card games with a friend and add water to the face. The result is absolutely hilarious. Here’s a video to put a smile on your face today. I’m still laughing.
Happy Halloween. It’s not just a holiday for kids. Everyone loves Halloween. Some people go overboard with decorating. Some people construct elaborate costumes. Others dress up their pets! I am an animal lover, so I preface this post with a sincere apology to all the dogs who have been stuffed
I named my blog “MOMENTS BIG AND SMALL” because that’s what life is all about… moments. Some are big, some are small. But each one matters. Each one counts. Some are absolutely forgettable. Others are ingrained in my heart and soul forever. I used to think the Big moments were