Loving: A Novel By Corin Hughs

Mommy Attire & Mommy Workouts

“Oh, I see you went to the gym today,” A sweet, lipstick and perfume-wearing (older) woman said to me at the dentist (about a year ago, incidentally, because I just received a call from the dentist that I’m way-over-due for a cleaning. This call reminded me of the last time I was at the dentist and inspired this random post). […] Read More

Must Read for Moms of Daughters!

I few weeks ago, I was contacted by a PR rep and asked to read a book and write an honest review for it. I had never heard of the book before, but the title intrigued me. I am SO GLAD I now know about it. I want you to know about this book, too! It’s a GREAT book…
8 Great Dates for Moms & Daughters is […] Read More

Media and Mothering

Moms, do you ever feel paralyzed by pressure and expectations?
Last week, I read some blogs and watched a few videos related to motherhood. One video told me to smile more, clean less and don’t get upset when my kids break things because, well, “they’re just kids.” Geez, how often am I supposed to smile? I’m a happy person. I think I smile […] Read More

Motherhood: What They Don’t Tell You

Five MOTHERHOOD TRUTHS people don’t necessarily talk about:

Sneezes.

After, oh, three kids (maybe even one or two? And definitely more than three), sneezes are a whole new ball game. Do you know what I’m talking about?! Upon feeling a sneeze come on, you will find yourself subconsciously crossing your legs so you don’t spring a leak…kegels, ladies, they are not overrated! […] Read More

Cleaning Pooh and Making Disciples. All In A Day’s Work!

Poopy diapers ain’t got nothing on school woes.
Timmy, 16 months, is too busy for diaper changes. So, he’s often sans diaper for a few minutes at a time…yes, we have pee or pooh on our floor at least a few times a week. I can easily clean up this mess. Random areas of my house are the most sanitized places […] Read More

Dream Day

If you could do anything you wanted for one day, what would you do?
Your mind is dancing with possibility, isn’t it!? Would you put on your walking shoes and head out to shop-till-you-drop, stay home in your jammies with a steaming cup of coffee, get your blood flowing with a long run, spruce up your weed-ridden garden, eat chocolate guilt-free, […] Read More

Celebrating Firsts, Cherishing Lasts

My world has changed.
Yesterday, I finally stowed away my beloved snap-n-go stroller, “Snappy.” Sniffle.
I had a lump in my throat when putting it in the corner of the garage. I miss you already, convenient, funky-looking stroller… Not just because this change forces me to accept that my baby boy is now an opinionated one-year-old (as of November 15) who can […] Read More

Supermom!

“This is a job for Superman!” Three year old Luke suddenly flew off the couch and disappeared into the playroom. Moments later, he reappeared in his Superman garb and karate chopped the invisible “bad guys” till our house was once again a safe haven. Whew! Superman saves the day!
My kids love to role play. Luke’s infatuation with superheroes – Superman […] Read More

In Appreciation of Teachers…Especially Preschool Teachers

Preschool teachers are amazing! In fact, I will expand that to all TEACHERS are AMAZING!
I knew that the quote, “There is a special place in Heaven for preschool teachers” held some quirky, lighthearted truth, but I didn’t know its depth until I had the opportunity to help in my 3½ year old son’s preschool class this year. From this […] Read More

Preparing for Kindergarten

We live about a mile from the elementary school where my daughter will begin kindergarten in less than…sigh…two weeks. Micayla (5), Luke (3) and I (along with 8 month old Timmy) have been practicing our means to get to school: biking vs. walking. I insist that it’s healthy for us to transport ourselves to school sans a motorized vehicle.
Our journey is a […] Read More