This is Your Brain on Motherhood

I used to be smart, I think. I graduated from college with honors, so I’m pretty sure my brain used to function fairly well. I vaguely remember being able to do things that required focus and attention. Vaguely. You know …

Halloween When Your Kid Hates Being Scared

Our kids are big fans of Halloween. They have fun dressing up, they love the candy (of course), and they like decorating the house with pumpkins, bats, black cats, and silly monsters. They enjoy the innocent, fun version of Halloween. …

A Little Cosmic Perspective for Mothers

I was watching a documentary on the universe with our space-loving 5-year-old the other day, and it reminded me of this epiphany I had a while back . . .  Photo credit: NASA Mathematically speaking, we humans barely exist. The …

A Quick and Simple Way to Help Local Families in Need

If you’ve been to Wal-Mart this week, you may have seen a purple display from Champions for Kids. Admittedly, I’m not usually one to advertise something at Wal-Mart—I’ve made no secret of my love affair with Target—but this program is …

Why Yes, I Am SuperMom. And So Are You.

Perhaps it’s because I have three pretty great kids that I haven’t managed to totally screw up yet. Or perhaps it’s because I often look frazzled and harried and desperate for positive reinforcement. Whatever the reason, my kind-hearted friends and family …