On priorities ...
March 11, 2013 The way things have been going here, it’s a miracle I was able to stop my head from spinning long enough to write this column! Sometimes life speeds up to a pace that’s more Danica Patrick, less... more »»
Hopes, Wishes and Aspirations for 2013
January 7, 2013 It’s a new year, and I have some hopes, wishes and aspirations I’d like to share. In 2013, I am seeking to laugh more. For starters, I want to improve my ability to laugh at mysel. more »»
November 2012 — Developing gratitude
November 6, 2012 Gratitude does not come naturally. We are not born with a thankfulness reflex. We don’t automatically feel a sense of indebtedness to any person or thing. more »»
The More Things Change ...
September 5, 2012 The more things change, the more they stay the same! Looking at these two pictures of my daughter, Emma, I can’t help but laugh. more »»
All You Need Is Love
January 5, 2012 Dear Readers, Have you ever had a “love” contest with one of your children? In my family, it goes something like this: Emma: Mama, I love you as big as the ocean! Me: Well, I love you all the way to... more »»
Over the river and through the woods ...
December 6, 2011 Are your traveling during the holidays this year? I mean, a bit farther than just “over the river and through the woods”? Well, to Grandmother’s house our family went over Thanksgiving weekend —... more »»
Thoughts on buying local
November 4, 2011 This month’s edition of OV Parent is an eclectic one — themes include adoption, because it is National Adoption Month, birthdays, Thanksgiving and, for the first time, a holiday gift guid. more »»
Halloween can be tricky
October 5, 2011 This issue of OV Parent Magazine is packed full of “news you can use” — from health tips to book reviews (for parents and kids) to humor columns to thoughtful features. more »»
Letter from the Editor
May 24, 2011 It started back in March as I was compiling the summer camp guide for the April issue of OV Parent ... As I gathered info, I began considering which ones might be a good fit for my 5-year-old, Emma. more »»
Happy Mother's Day!
May 3, 2011 So there I was having a normal hectic day, exchanging kid stories with one of my mom pals while our little girls learned ballet basics at Stifel Studios. Turns out, it was not a normal day. more »»