Mommy guilt. Does it get to you?

As I opened the door to my parents’ house Monday evening to pick up my children after work (sleepover at Nana and Pa-Pa’s “bed-and-breakfast” again 🙂 ), my son’s face lit up. “Mommy! Mommy!” he exclaimed, running to me and...

Christmas break boredom. Seriously?

A feature on a local news station focused on what to do with the kiddos to combat the Christmas break boredom that might settle in this week. Boredom? Seriously? The question might sound sarcastic, but really, Santa should have or must have left enough of goodies and...

Wrapping it up, ready or not

It’s hard to believe that the big day will arrive in less than 48 hours. Are you ready? Well, that depends on what is, or isn’t, ready. Decorations hanging? Tree glowing? Cookies baked? Shopping finished? Gifts wrapped? Stockings stuffed, or stuffers...

Seeing Santa, several times

Is there such a thing as too many Santa visits? In my son’s eyes, no. With Christmas days away and the excitement building, the weekend meant taking in the season’s sights, sounds and activities. Sure, the days after Christmas still hold opportunities, but...

Let it go … away, or on?

Frozen. For parents of Disney fans, the very word conjures up more than images of the kitchen freezer. Mom and dad might think of Elsa, the queen of the fictional kingdom of Arendelle, her sister, Princess Anna and the lovable snowman, Olaf, from the Disney animated,...