The World in 2030 #GlobalMoms


I write this post as part of the #GlobalMoms relay. Earlier this month I went to the Moms + Social Good event as the guest of Johnson and Johnson. Thanks to J&J for covering the expenses of my trip. When I was sixteen or seventeen I won a writing contest at school. I was supposed to meet Alec Hailey, but that’s another story. The prize I did get was a savings bond or a gift certificate to … [Read more...]

Helping Mothers After Mother’s Day is Over #HeartOfHaiti

quote to have a child heart outside of body

Once or twice on Mother’s Day I felt a little sorry for myself. Since my nest is partially empty, I didn’t get to see all of my kids on Sunday. When my breakfast in bed took forever I even said, “I’m not feeling special!” and was only one-third joking. The waffles were delicious, by the way. How fortunate I really am to be comfortable, fed, and only a phone call away from everyone I love. I … [Read more...]

Gratitude for Friendships #HappyMamas


When my kids were all still little and driving me crazy I made a friend online. Susan and I talked for years before we first met. She lives near where my mom’s family is, so when I had a family wedding to attend in the area, Susan and I met in person for the first time. We chose Cracker Barrel as a safe, public place to meet an Internet stranger-friend. I bless the lard-saturated biscuits we … [Read more...]

Join the March of Dimes and #TeamKmart


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Kmart & March of Dimes. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. On Friday I was in New York City for the Moms + Social Good event to kick off the Global Moms Relay. It was a fantastic day for social good with famous moms like Connie Britton, Jennifer Garner and Jessica Seinfeld talking … [Read more...]

Advice for Bedwetters, From My Teens


Hi little kids! My kids are all big right now, but they were little like you just a few years ago. I’ve been a mom for a long, long time (since the ‘90s!) and helped all four of my kids through enuresis. That’s a fancy word for wetting the bed at night. I know it feels like you are the only one who still wets the bed, but that’s not true. Enuresis/bedwetting is really common and nothing to be … [Read more...]