Side Hustles, Lady Bosses, and The Girls Club

Scrolling through my Facebook, it’s pretty obvious that the moms I know have a lot going on. A LOT. Even with the laundry list of to-dos, more and more of my friends are starting a side hustle. Now, before you start thinking about Risky Business, a side hustle is not what it used to be. A side hustle can be as simple as a mom … Continue reading Side Hustles, Lady Bosses, and The Girls Club

No More Pencils, No More Books

I recently published a guest blog post for Home School Base, a site dedicated to providing home school families with community, resources, and information. There was a time in my life (high school, college) when I felt embarrassed to share that I was homeschooled from kindergarten through 8th grade. A lot of that embarrassment came from the stereotypes people would immediately assign to me. I … Continue reading No More Pencils, No More Books

What If These Hands Could Talk?

As parents we want our children to experience all of the wonderful things we did growing up. Yet, equally, we want our children to do more and know more than we could ever imagine. During this development phase, a child’s language competency is exponentially increasing. Children try new words, make up words, and even try compound words (“yestermorning”). For this reason, my son’s preschool boasts … Continue reading What If These Hands Could Talk?

The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge

There is so much pressure to fill our children’s lives with enrichment and developmentĀ opportunities. Moms know that the investment in a child’s learning is critical and an essential part of parenthood, but unless you are a formal educator, you may find, like me, that you need a little help facilitating new learning experiences. Also, if your child is in daycare or school, it can be … Continue reading The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge

5 Age-Appropriate Chores for a Toddler

It can be hard to balance being attentive to your child’s development and just letting them be a kid. On the one hand, you feel the weight of responsibility that comes with raising the next world changer and on the other, you just want to get through the day without loosing your…mind. So you buy the tactile toys and limit their TV all the while … Continue reading 5 Age-Appropriate Chores for a Toddler