Entries by Gena Ellis


3 Ways to Avoid Boredom In Quarantine

I’M BORED, MOM! These are words that most adults despise hearing from the kids in their lives. That statement is usually met with, “How can you be bored?” Kids have games, books, iPods, gaming systems. You can’t be bored.  Cue speech: “One of the things wrong with today’s generation is that they have No Imagination…” […]


How To Do Spring Break In Quarantine

It’s that time of year. The flowers are blooming. Bees are buzzing. Your kids are excited about Spring Break. For many, Spring Break is a rite of passage where families travel, spend time together and reconnect. It has been a time to explore your hometown with a Staycation, join the extended family at the beach […]

Letting Your Child Fail

I have always prided myself on being a good friend – the type of friend that seeks to protect those I care about from hurt, harm or danger – even self-inflicted hurt, harm or danger. I was in no way prepared for the gigantic increase in those protective feelings when I became a MOTHER. The idea that […]

Leaning Into The Stress of Parenting

I can’t believe that it is less than 90 days from Christmas! It seems like yesterday I was actually looking forward to school starting because it brought some structure back into my carefree summer lifestyle. Today, I am headlong into sports, extracurricular activities, and community service events. It’s far from carefree- it’s stressful. But that’s […]