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Family Rule:Do Only What Makes You Happy

This family rule may seem selfish and childish on the surface but it gets deep. Let me explain. Do only what makes you happy is a view for our future. Children do what feels good in the moment but doing what makes you happy helps you to think of the future. Will this truly make […]

Hard Work Pays Off

The stories of overnight success generally don’t show you the amount of hard work that was put in before the “overnight” sensation happened.  If you look behind the headline it really is a story of how hard work pays off, often not now but always eventually.  “Overnight” all of a sudden means 5, 10, 20 […]

You Will Always Regret Something You Never Try

This Family Rule is the basis of all success stories you ever hear.  You will always regret something you never try rather than something you tried and failed.  This is true for big and small risks.  Talking to that girl you like in school may seem like a big risk at the time.  If you […]

Family Rule: Accept Everyone For Who They Are

This family rule is a protection of yourself as well as an embrace of other people’s differences. I am not talking about accepting someone’s race, sex, or religious beliefs, that stuff doesn’t make a difference to me and when I show my children that you can be friends with everyone and anyone, they will learn […]

Family Rules: Think Before You Speak

My family rules are meant to create wise adults who are able to control themselves.  This rule is about saying things we mean and meaning things we say.  Think before you speak, the other person can wait.  Have you ever noticed in the movies the character who is wise and thoughtful takes in the whole […]

Dealing With Your Child’s Friends

We have all had that friend that when you brought them home your mom watched you guys a little more closely (or maybe you were that friend).  Now that you have children of your own you don’t want them falling into the wrong crowd, however, you can’t pick and choose their friends for them.  Dealing […]

How to Get Over a Miscarriage

The answer to the title of how to get over a miscarriage is short, you can’t.  You can do things to help you through it, however.  Living a healthy life despite having been through this experience. Getting through a miscarriage is lonely.  No one wants to talk about death, especially death of a child so […]

Do You Know When You Are Done Having Kids

How do you know when you are done having kids? Some people just know. Some people wonder the rest of their lives. I want to help you with your decision so you are as confident as possible. After my second one I was not sure if I wanted to continue having kids.  My ex husband […]

About Me

My story Hello to all the REAL moms out there! I want to introduce myself to you. My name is Andrea and I have been a mom for 13 wonderful years. My first I had when I was only 21. I celebrated my 21st birthday and 3 months later found out I was expecting! What […]

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