A relentless winter complicated by illnesses and an unplanned move can prove to be too much for anyone, even an admitted overachiever. This month, our “Super Mom” explains not only why she needed a break, but how taking some time off changed her perspectives on stress and how it effectsContinue Reading

By K.M. White This winter seems to be an especially cold one without a lot of snow, a big disappointment to my girls. My oldest, Katherine, has been exasperated with Father Winter and has called him out on his job performance. She also likes to point out what a mistakeContinue Reading

by K.M. White Like many parents, I am concerned about the health and well-being of my children, though I will admit that sometimes my concern makes me a bit too overprotective. And my worry could sometimes be attributed to bringing on my minor panic attacks. But, when one of yourContinue Reading

After some clever coaching by Mom, the author’s daughters have fully embraced the concept of giving and helping others at Christmas time. Of course, Sophie (top) and her sister, Katherine (above) still enjoyed visiting with Santa and sharing their Christmas wishes with the Jolly Old Elf. But Katherine also took to bellContinue Reading

Column by k.m. white Author k.m. white (right) enjoyed bumping into old friends like Gretchen Greer at the Sayre Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. The event, which benefited the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and Sayre Theater, also provide a rallying point for white and her family for a first-time holidayContinue Reading

By k.m. cole Every day, there is something that my daughters have come up with or done that I marvel at. Usually it catches me completely off guard and, a lot of the time, it leaves me smiling. I like to sit back and watch how they are growing intoContinue Reading

by k.m. Cole This week, the author opens up about her progress at providing a healthy self-image to her daughters. The gym photo taken last week is the first such selfie she is sharing with the world. To see what she looked like prior to 2013, see telling before &Continue Reading

by k.m. cole “Momma, when can I be absent from school?” This question, posed by my very serious five-year-old at bedtime the other night, made me stop for a moment during tuck-in time. “Ummmm, what do you know about being absent?” was my follow up question. “Well, it is whenContinue Reading