Invisible Work

The unnoticed work of parenting can make you feel invisible, unappreciated and undervalued. This is the most important work you will ever do – and it is worthy of respect!

Juggling Act

As parents we’re asked to juggle: ALL THE THINGS. Are there any balls in the air that we can allow to drop? Or are they all glass?

Dear Mom & Dad…

There’s the potential for friction between the generations when COVID-19 forces you to change your support system. Here’s what you need to know: today’s parents need more support than ever before!

Surprise!

I was on a trip with my husband to Boston to attend my god-daughter’s baptism. I was HUGELY pregnant with my first. Hours before the big event, I remember holding her sleeping body against mine when the urge struck: I needed to pee, and I needed to pee NOW! Her parents were not in the […]

No Big Deal?

Just because you’ve done it before, doesn’t mean that whatever you’re experiencing as a parent is no big deal. All of it is a big deal.

A Legacy of Love

My parents have been creating a “Legacy of Love” for over 60 years now. I am so lucky to be a part of that legacy.

You’re the Peanut Butter to My Jelly

(There’s a reason I haven’t posted in awhile… It would appear that getting one’s oldest child prepped and ready for her first year in college can actually eat up a LOT of one’s time. Time that used to be devoted to one’s blog! Ahhh, the work of mothering never ends no matter the age of […]

How Can a Haircut Make Such a Difference?!

I took my very soon-to-be 16-year-old son to the local hair salon this week to get his first real haircut. Well, not his very first real haircut. For the past eight years or so, I’ve been giving him a buzz cut in our bathroom as he sits in the tub. Why? Let me be clear, […]

The Best Birth Plan? Letting Go of How Things Must Go

Click here to listen to my conversation with Charlie Gilkey and Angela Wheeler of Productive Flourishing. Finding out what works best for you, instead of holding on tightly to the idea of how things must go might be the best birth (and parenting!) plan. Here’s what they had to say: “Barb Suarez is a health […]

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