Raising kids these days is getting harder and harder. I’m currently parenting two daughters (seven- and 14-years-old) and a four-year-old son. We foster so we often that we see a lot of teen girls who have trauma history and...
Have you ever had one of those moments where you say or do something that seems pretty insignificant at the time, yet when you look back, you see how profound it actually was? A few months ago, I had...
I was the epitome of the “good kid” in school. I made good grades, participated in extracurricular activities, and I never got into trouble. I was late to class one day in high school and was threatened with a...
I’m sorry. I am sorry that I can’t be as supportive and attentive as I once was. I often think about texting you to check in and see how everything is going and ask how your family is, but...
“Welcome to teen years! Good luck!,” they said. That just didn’t sit well with me when my son turned 13. As with any season of parenting, this was new, so new I was floundering. He was floundering. I wondered...
I didn’t really understand the extent of food allergies until my baby was diagnosed with a life threatening food allergy.  At one point, I was that mom who didn’t quite understand why peanut butter wasn’t allowed in my child’s class...
Today was your last elementary school field day. I watched your long legs bound across the field. I noticed how steady you were when balancing a ball carefully on a toilet plunger. How can a toilet plunger make a...
I joke that my mom gave me too much confidence as a kid. Whether I was drawing a picture or doing a dance or entering a poetry contest, my mom would tell me how amazing, wonderful, and incredible I...
Have you found yourself apologizing for the way your child behaved or dressed? I noticed I was the case with my youngest. “Sorry she’s dressed like this.” “I know, her voice is super squeaky. Sorry.” “I would get her to sit still,...
Do you remember being a teenager? Riding on bright white crests of joy and excitement one moment before being pulled into a dark, swirling vortex of inexplicable sorrow or anger and frustration the next, each feeling more intense than...

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Halloween season is upon us, and with it come tons of fun events around the Scenic City. Grab your costume and get ready for...