Genny Heikka

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Genny Heikka

I'm a mom, author, blogger, book reviewer, and coffee lover. Stop by my blog at http://gennyheikka.com and share a cup!

Stories by Genny Heikka

My daughter started this past summer by writing a bucket list of all the things she wanted to do. I don’t know where she got the idea, or how...
Let’s face it: feeling grateful isn’t always easy. As moms, it can be hard to maintain a peaceful, thankful attitude, partly because we...
“I have to tell you the best thing,” my daughter said the other night, smiling. She’d just gotten home from youth group and...
Lately, whenever I’m able to carve out some time to write, I’ve been struggling with which projects to work on. I have several things I...
In the same way that positive words impact our kids, negative words do too. In fact, the impact can even be more significant. We’ve all had...
Not long ago, frustrated by my picky eaters, I came up with a plan to help them try new foods: Every week, they’re ...
As I write this, my daughter is playing Monopoly with a friend, and my son is in his room driving a remote-control car around. I just finished doing...
The road of parenting wasn’t meant to be walked alone. It’s so helpful to be able to get together with other moms and talk about what...
When you become a mom or dad, it seems like there are so many things to fear: from SIDS during those first few months, to things like...
The other night, my son came up to me out of the blue and said, “So, Mom, you’re the Tooth Fairy, right?” My daughter—eleven...
I walked into the dressing room of a store the other day to try some clothes on. Another mom walked in beside me pushing a stroller with...
Should I send my child to public or private school? It’s a question many parents grapple with. I know, as my kids neared the end of...
That was my exhausted thought as I drove my daughter home from swim team one night last week. The whole day had been a battle. I can...
As moms, we want to do whatever we can to give our kids an opportunity to have a healthy, productive life. We save for their college educations. We...
We were on the way to my sister’s house to celebrate an early Christmas. “Remember your manners,” I told the kids as we drove....

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