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Susan Swindell Day is editor in chief of this publication and the mom of four great kids.

Stages of Life with Your Kids


Moms slog through kid maintenance and get spit out at the other end before realizing that one baby or more, it’s the experience of a lifetime.

Happy Days? It’s the Little Things


As you’re going through your days with your kids, your home, your spring, your life … remember, this is your time. It doesn’t have to be filled with more than it is.

Messy, Not-So-Chill Mom Life


Rush, rush, figure out a way to get around the traffic, whip around the back way, my mind a whir of busy thoughts: my kids, my family, upcoming Thanksgiving and family trying to make plans, soccer tryouts, soccer games, football games, Halloween, the election … then boom! I saw her.

Don’t Force Kids Into Activities


Kids need plenty of time to dream and play and less time scuttling around in a car hurrying to get to some parent-enforced activity or other.

Best Summers Remembered


She’s standing in the kitchen, at the sink, looking out the window at a baseball game going on in the backyard. My mother is slicing strawberries. Soon she’ll mix them with sugar and let them steep in a growing juice. She’s baking Bisquick biscuits and planning on making her homemade whipped cream from cream, vanilla… Read more »