The Why

I met a 78-year-old woman the other day --an accomplished person by all regards-- a registered dietitian, sommelier, graduate of CMU and graduate of Hyde Park culinary school in New York City. She also served 25 years in the army making the rank of colonel. But we almost didn't meet--because she couldn't find her car …

Stuck In the Middle

As an only child, I was unaware of the challenges and stresses involved with raising multiple children, and the subsequent rivalry that comes with raising siblings. Growing up I hated being an only child, and because of this fact, I have five kids, two dogs and a cat. But having multiple children isn't all roses, …

Me First!

One thing that I struggle with as a mom of twins is the simple sounding demand: "Me first!" Uttered countless times a day by my twin four-year-old's, this demand/phrase has my sanity in a fragile state and my patience worn thin. They want to be first in everything. Literally everything--and each one wants to be …

“Pick Your Battles”

Oftentimes, when talking to fellow 'seasoned' parents, we use the phrase in conversation: "you got to pick your battles." And usually the parent is looking at the outfit my child is wearing. My preschool and elementary school children pick their own outfits daily. And one day my four-year-old destroyed her room in her hunt for …