Parenting is like a marathon, with joy and hurdles along the way.

Parenting is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

On a blustery December morning, I completed my third marathon. After feeling great the first half of the race, I started to fade and had to keep my mind busy to get me across the finish line. I began reflecting on my first full year of marathon training and what I could do differently, better next year. I also thought a […]

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5 Ways to Introduce Your Kids to Opera

When we think of opera, you may think of elaborate stage performances like The Marriage of Figaro, or Madame Butterfly and you may not immediately think of opera as a kids’ activity. However, when I sat down with Keith Wolfe, General Director at Opera Birmingham, he shared that not only is opera a great activity for aspiring musicians, there […]

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Meal Planning and Recipes for the New Year

I’m sure there are some moms out there who look forward to cooking dinner every night. I, however, am not that mom. I do it, though. Five nights a week (well, every Friday is pizza night at our house, so technically, four).  The hours around the time I make dinner are insane at my house. […]

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Ghost of Christmas Past

I wake early on Christmas morning, listening for the excited whispers of the children. “Do you think we can wake them up?” “Can we sneak downstairs?” “Do you think Santa really came?” But there are no whispers now. Just silence as our grown children sleep, sprawled on sofas and in guest bedrooms. No one wakes […]

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5 Ways to NOT Achieve Your Fitness Goals in 2018 (and 5 Things to Do Instead)

We have partnered with Steel Strength Training to bring you this encouraging message about health and to provide helpful resources in meeting your goals!Are you thinking about health and fitness goals as we prepare for the beginning of a new year? Getting fit or losing weight is among the most popular — if not the […]

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