Mumbling Mommy: The Official End of Our Family’s Early Childhood Years

My youngest child finished kindergarten this past spring. First grade is hurtling toward us. My latest post for the parenting blog Mumbling Mommy talks about how both of my daughters are now past the early childhood years. Those years were good, and I have many sweet memories of the time …

Mumbling Mommy: The Hard-to-Love Girls Who Need Girl Scouts the Most

My latest post is up at the parenting blog, Mumbling Mommy. This time, I’m talking about the challenges I face as a co-leader of my daughter’s Girl Scout troop. Our local elementary school — and, as a result, our Girl Scout troop — is racially and socioeconomically diverse, and many …

Aldi Reviewer: What’s Different When You Visit a Brand-New Aldi Store

My most recent post at Aldi Reviewer details my thoughts about a new Aldi store in my area. The new store features everything from wider aisles to a larger Special Buy (ALDI Find) section to a rearranged layout. It’s pretty and shiny, but it’s also a little hard to find …

Mumbling Mommy: How Life is Less Stressful When a Parent Works from Home

This month over at the parenting blog Mumbling Mommy, I wrote about my family’s recent experience having our lateral sewer line repaired and how working from home made it easier for me to coordinate that repair. It wasn’t pretty for a while, but, thankfully, everything is now working as it …

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