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Adrienne Dickson

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Is It Really Time For Dinner… Again?

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I very well may have the pickiest eater on the face of the planet, which spurred my meal planning mission. When dinnertime rolls around, I cringe at the thought of having to cook and...

Are You Okay?

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It's a pretty simple question and we are quick to ask it of our children when they fall down, get hurt or are sad. We rush to their side and immediately inquire, "Are you...

Mama’s Not Playin’

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I've never been one for play. As a child, I much preferred to sit with the adults and listen to them talk, especially at family gatherings. They would tease each other, disagree on politics,...

What Is Normal?

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Years ago, my husband and I took a dream trip to Italy. We fell in love with the history, the architecture and, of course, the food. During our time there, we had some really...

Rice Rice Baby

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As I was recently thinking back to a previous post of mine, my thoughts turned to tip #2 where I gave an example of making more than you will eat so that you can...

The Kids Are Alright… All Right Here in My Bed {The Tale of A...

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It's 2 a.m. and all is silent. Well, all except for the sound of a sweet little voice whispering, "Mommy." Awoken from a deep sleep and bleary-eyed, I try to make out the figure...

Second-Best Mommy

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Second-Best Mommy. A title I wear proudly. I managed to earn this one warm, sunny afternoon in the Spring of 2019. I was having a conversation with my sweet 9-year-old when I jokingly said,...

Could It Be ADD?

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The first inclination I had of my son having ADD was when he turned 4 and I was filling out the age-appropriate questionnaire from the pediatrician. One of the questions asked whether or not...

Mommy, Will You Snuggle Me?

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Just reading the title of this post makes me want to cry. You see, behind this title there is a little boy calling out these exact words to me. Well, he's not little anymore....

When Did That Happen?

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Have you ever smelled something cooking on the stove that reminded you of being in your Granny's kitchen when you were little? Have you ever heard a song on the radio that instantly takes...

I Found What I Needed

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August 1st of this year, I received a call that would change my life. On the other end, the caller reviewed some things we had spoken about in a prior conversation. As my heart...

Realistic Self-Care for the Mamas

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It seems like self-care is the new, trendy buzz word everyone is throwing around. I can't read a blog article or scroll through social media without seeing mention of it. As a Mom, you...

The Name Game

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As Sophia Petrillo would say: Picture it, Summer 1987. A young girl is rocking a side ponytail, two pairs of fluorescent colored socks and acid wash denim shorts. She is playing hopscotch with her best...

Write Your Own Story

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I recently had dinner with a new friend. She just started her very first professional job after finishing her advanced degree and was in the midst of planning her wedding. She reminded me so...