Tag: parenting

Addiction Recovery & Ignatian Spirituality with Jean

Addiction Recovery & Ignatian Spirituality with Jean

If we are honest with ourselves, we know that addiction is a disease that touches all of our lives.  Maybe it doesn’t dwell in our own home, but in that of a family member or loved one.  Maybe the addiction isn’t to alcohol or drugs, […]

Talking Teens & Real Life Advice with Kathryn

Talking Teens & Real Life Advice with Kathryn

I think we can all agree that the world is a harder, even scarier, place than it was when we were teens, be that 10, 20, 40 years ago.  So how do we make the most of our kids’ teenage years?  How do we, as […]

Stillbirth & Hope with Monica

Stillbirth & Hope with Monica

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  You’ve probably seen that noted online or even in the news recently.  This month, we set aside time to remember the little ones we or our loved ones have lost.  And on today’s episode of the AWG […]

Flip the Script

Flip the Script

Flipping the Script: Changing Your Perspective When You Can’t Change Your Situation It’s a truth universally acknowledged that some days are just straight up crappy.  It’s another truth that some situations or sets of circumstances can leave us confused, dejected, exhausted, or even depressed if […]

What We All Have in Common This School Year

What We All Have in Common This School Year

Hey, moms and dads.  It’s been rough out on the ol’ interwebs lately, hasn’t it?  Everywhere you turn, people are fighting and arguing about this year’s return to school and, frankly, it’s getting ugly.  There’s been mudslinging and name-calling, opinions posted as fact and facts […]

The First Drive

The First Drive

I don’t care who you are.  You could be Mario Andretti, Henry Ford, and Marty McFly with his DeLorean all rolled into one.  But the first time your kiddo sits in the driver’s seat of an actual automobile to drive you somewhere?  You die a […]

Senioritis and the Long Goodbye

Senioritis and the Long Goodbye

In approximately 8 short weeks, Good Lord willin’ and the COVID don’t rise, my husband and I will be dropping our son off for his first semester of college.  And if the past few weeks are anything to go by, we are all going to […]

Summer Vacation 2020 – Staring into the Void

Summer Vacation 2020 – Staring into the Void

Tomorrow is the last day of school for three of my kids.  Which in today’s craziness, therefore, means that summer vacation starts as soon as they attend their last conference call and press submit on their final assignments.  How anticlimactic. Just like there was no […]

So this is our new normal now, huh?

So this is our new normal now, huh?

It’s official.  We’ve been “safer at home” for a solid month now and coronavirus can kiss my ever-increasingly-insane behind.  This “new normal” is pretty much crazy.  My kids started spring break on March 12 and haven’t been back to school since.  Around the same time, […]

Here’s to the Parents of the Class of 2020

Here’s to the Parents of the Class of 2020

I won’t mince words with you.  Coronavirus stole my son’s high school graduation from him and it sucks.  But it also stole graduation from us as his parents, from his friends and their families, and from their amazing teachers.  What in the actual world, people?!  […]