Loving: A Novel By Corin Hughs

Mommy, You so Crazy!

School has begun!
No matter your age, these words have meaning. If you’re a parent of a school-age child, these words may bring delightful feelings of routine and order, visible accomplishments and intentionally grooming the littles toward greater responsibility.
Or, you may wrestle with leaving them for six or more hours each day; entrusting them to the care of teachers, administrators and […] Read More

Does Motherhood Put My Life on Hold?

“I feel like I didn’t do anything today. Yet, I’m exhausted and I’m going to do it all over again tomorrow. And the next day. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful. I love being a mom and I wouldn’t trade it. But I just wish I was more than I feel like I am. I mean, who am I?”
Have you […] Read More

What If You Were An Orphan?

In an instant, we can lose someone we love.
Our parents will not live on earth forever.
Slicing the darkness with my minivan, I followed the lines of the interstate and finally absorbed the magnitude of the day.
The October day could have been mistaken for July. My son’s day-long smile made me feel warmer inside than the bright sun and my daughter […] Read More

EASY Experiments with Kids Using On-Hand Ingredients

If you ever find yourself looking for ways to entertain your kids for CHEAP, check out this list! I’ve done these things with kids from age 2-10+. No matter their age, kids like to explore!
From the time Micayla could walk, we strolled down the sidewalk in quest for “treasures!” I’d list off some things we could search for: a red […] Read More

Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys!

David Thomas is co-author of Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys. Don’t you just LOVE the title of the book? Yes, boys ARE wild! And, yes, I want in on the secret to nurturing my wild things!
I have not read his book (yet), but I’m sure it expands on all that you are about to read. This is, essentially, […] Read More

Control My Urge to “Fix It”…Or Maybe Start With My Urge to Control!

My first grader reluctantly exited my car to go to school this morning. I dropped her off via car line, our usual method. While snaking around the car line, she daily suggests we go back home. “I can be homeschooled,” she’ll resolve. We talk about this, I encourage her to share her smile and love and she heads off to […] Read More

Wild About First Grade…Maybe

“Instead of [paying to go to] college, I want to buy a dolphin!” Micayla announced as we drove home from Clearwater Beach after seeing dolphins at the aquarium.
“No, Micayla, you can’t get a dolphin,” Luke replied from the third row. “Because if our neighbors come into our backyard and there’s a dolphin, then they’d be dead. Also, dolphins are old […] 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

Last Day of Kindergarten

She grabbed the menu off the small wooden table set for four and asked, “Mommy, what is sss-kim milk?”
My gaze moved away from the fountain that overlooked the massive hotel pool where we were celebrating my uncle’s birthday, and I smiled. I smiled at the little girl’s eyes just barely visible over the menu, the little girl whose face […] 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