Becky Campbell

Becky formerly taught elementary music then became a stay-at-home mom when Ava (13) came along. Nate (11), and Lucas (9) were quickly added in what became known as the “Whose idea was it to have 3 children under 5?” years. She has returned to work as a preschool teacher now that all three kids are in elementary school. She is a ravenous reader, a fan of wine and gourmet cooking, and enjoys traveling with her husband Cody with whom she just celebrated 17 years of marriage. She shares her life’s loves and adventures on instagram as caligal76.
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Doing Too Much For Our Kids :: How Over-Helping Can Be a Hindrance

Five years ago, I sat across from my 3-year-old's preschool teacher as she gently told me my son needed more practice putting on his own coat.  I quickly thought back to how I shoved...
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Laundry: My Most Dreaded Chore

Only three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and laundry. Laundry…my nemesis.  It never ends, and I'm not very good at it.  I've tried many things over the years to make it work better....

Reverse Litter: My Family’s Experience

This post has been sponsored by the Reverse Litter Campaign.  All opinions are 100% our own! A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Reverse Litter Campaign which encourages people to go online and make a...

Help! My Child is Left Handed

Our world is set up for right handed people.  That makes sense because the majority of people are right hand dominant.  But that small group of 10% or so that are left handed have...

Reverse Litter: Make the Pledge!

This post has been sponsored by the Reverse Litter Campaign in connection with upcoming Earth Day. All opinions are 100% our own! One of the views my family sees every week is a long stretch...

How to Listen Without Jumping Into “Fix-It Mode”

Most good relationship books I've read have had at least some instruction on communication. More specifically, the topic of listening to your partner has really stuck with me.  It turns out, when people share...

Kids and Concussions

Concussions are a hot topic right now thanks to the NFL and media, but concussions aren't limited to burly football players.  Kids, with their rambunctious non-stop activity, are actually prime candidates for concussions, so...

Do Something with Those Vacation Photos!

My family loves to travel.  We try to take an interesting trip every summer, and sometimes we travel over Spring Break or the week of Thanksgiving vacation.  Some years it's just a beach trip...

Congratulations! It’s a….Teenager

Let me give you a glimpse into a secret society of moms.  These are the women who are facing the fact that their first born children are turning 13.  My baby girl is turning into...

Make an Easy Christmas Candy Wreath

It's been 30 years, but I remember when I was in elementary school and my mom and I made candy wreaths for Christmas.  I'm not sure where she got the idea, but it was...

What I’m Teaching My Kids About Guns

Deer season opens the first weekend of November, and you can bet my husband will be taking our elementary age sons to the family ranch to hunt sometime this fall.  He would take our...

A Mom’s Guide to Uber

I'm often slow to join the latest trends, so it's not surprising that I finally tried Uber for the first time just last month.  It got me to wondering if other moms out there...