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May 2, 2013 Dear Readers, So, last month I extolled the virtues of my new hero, Glennon Doyle Melton, a mommy blogger at www.Momastery. more »»

Bright Spot in My Work Life: Glennon Doyle Melton interview

April 2, 2013 The highlight of my year so far at work (and after last month's Editor's Journal, you know I needed a bright spot) was the chance to do a phone interview with Glennon Doyle Melton, purveyor of love,... more »»

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 »»

Make Giving a Habit, Not Just a Tradition

December 3, 2012 Dear Readers, There is a lot of hubbub this time of year surrounding family holiday tradition. 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 »»

October 2012: Making Memories

October 1, 2012 Ah, fall. 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 »»

Summer Scrooge? Editor's Journal — June/July 2012

July 5, 2012 Summertime is a great change of pace for most families. more »»

Tot Trot Set; Honoring Parents

May 3, 2012 I have so much I want to fit in this teensy space, I’m just going to get right to it. more »»

Spring makes me happy

April 4, 2012 Spring has sprung, and I couldn’t be happier. more »»

Editor's Journal March 2012 — Shoot!

March 1, 2012 We never know when our children are going to do something dangerous, stupid or that will cause us, others or the child embarrassment or, worse, harm. 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 »»

Relieved my 'big girl' still likes Dora

September 8, 2011 Back-to-school means kindergarten for my daughter. more »»

The Pool Beckons — But Be Safe!

July 7, 2011 It’s summer, and the pool beckons. 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 »»



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