Can You Guarantee A Child’s Success?

You've seen it countless times.  A family with multiple children often (though not always) has a wild child, or black sheep.  This can occur even if children are brought up in similar manners, without trauma happening to one child and not the others.  So can you guarantee a child's success? Meet the Johnsons The Johnsons were [...]

Sisters Bond Beyond A Lifetime

Sisters understand one another like no one else ever can. Mississippi Man and I have been married 14 years and he is, without a doubt, my best friend. There are limitations to what he is able to understand about my upbringing. My sister, Amanda, has been with me through the most formative periods of my life [...]

Date Night: Why You Need One Tonight

Mississippi Man and I don't really do date nights. Since we are military it isn't possible to drop the kids off at their grandparent's home. About twice a year we have "date night" and the kids' uncle will watch them, but it's only for special events. That's about to change. Getting the Kids Out Our [...]

Do You Have The Mother You Need?

We weren't all blessed with amazing, wonderful, storybook mothers. Even if you did have a storybook mother, maybe she was a bit more like Mother Gothel than Mother Goose. Maybe your mother has passed away. I hope you were like me, and had a mother that tried her best to provide and mother you. At [...]

The Inevitable Mom Friends

If she's not in your life now either she has been before or she will be. Your Inevitable Friend. She's the one you honestly don't like and wouldn't want to talk to. But your kids are in class together and have chosen to be best friends. Or she sits next to you in the office [...]

Your Mom Soul Mate

Meeting new friends is a lot like dating. You are spending time and energy looking for that one special friend...your Mom Soul Mate. Someone you can share your life with and raise your kids together to be one big family. When I left the military to be a stay at home Mom I thought "Ah, [...]