Love, Hope, & Coffee

Caffeinated musings on motherhood & life

Category: Family (page 2 of 5)

Embracing Non-Productivity

Summer is almost here, and like many parents, I’m scrambling to squeeze as many productive hours into each day as possible before school ends.

Last summer, I struggled to balance my role as a mom and writer.… Read More

On Not Questioning Duck Wisdom

Spring has finally sprung in Wisconsin (sighs of relief all around)!

This past weekend, as the kids were playing outside, my oldest daughter made a surprising discovery. Next to our garage, bordered on two sides by the brick walls of our house, was a fluffy nest made of mulch and feathers.… Read More

For Better or Worse, Family Vacations Bring Out the Kid in All of Us

I love family vacations. There is something special about traveling and exploring new destinations alongside your kids. I appreciate the way vacations literally force us to hit the pause button on the usual commitments – school, work, and the like – and offer the opportunity to reconnect with our more lighthearted selves.Read More

My Uncomfortable Truce With Screen Time

With my first child, I had the best intentions when it came to screen time. Having dutifully studied the latest guidelines issued by child development experts, I planned to allow screen time, but only with stringent standards.… Read More

Lessons from The Greatest Showman, According to a 3rd Grader

Last weekend, my family went to see The Greatest Showman, and we all loved it. (I can’t believe I’m typing this, but my kids enjoyed it even more than – gasp! … Read More

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