Bonnie Jean Feldkamp Bonnie Jean Feldkamp

Bonnie Jean Feldkamp is a writer, wife, and mom of three kids whose ages span two decades. Her work has appeared in the New York Times; Brain, Child Magazine; Scary Mommy and more. Her Cincinnati Family mom blog earned Best Overall Blog in the 2017 Ohio Society of Professional Journalists Awards. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @WriterBonnie or on her website at WriterBonnie.com.

Chores and Tribulations


I love contributing to family. I hate chores. As a child, chores were tasks to be checked off a list so I could get on to other things. A checklist made clear that I’d either succeeded or failed. I often felt ignored. Patted on the head for tasks that meant nothing to me so I… Read more »

Look Who’s Talking!


All the gibbering from Baby is going somewhere, believe it or not! Encourage it and help her develop her language.

What It Means to Be An Early Bloomer


Jeannie* was 4 years old when her mom noticed a dark patch developing between her legs. “What did you sit in?” She asked during her bath routine thinking it must be dirt or something from playing in the yard. “Nothing, that’s my fur,” Jeannie replied. What followed after was a series of doctor appointments to… Read more »

MUDSLINGING ABOUT GUNSLINGERS


A student was shot at my daughter’s school when she was a freshman. It took place between classes and my daughter was close enough to hear the gunshots and to be trampled by students running and screaming. The panic. The lockdown. The search. Armed police officers went room-to-room with loaded guns pointed towards students. My… Read more »

Uber Mom


“Octagon,” is my two-year-old son’s first three-syllable word. He says it at every stop sign. We spend half our lives in the car. He comes along while I run errands and deliver his sibling to activities and extracurriculars. He learns his letters, numbers, shapes and colors as we drive through town. He’s likely to take… Read more »

FitBit for Sleep: You Count Steps, I’ll Count Zzzzz’s


My husband and I jumped on the FitBit bandwagon this Christmas. I resisted when they first came out. While others were walking and counting steps I didn’t want to know how inefficient I was during my day. I’m a busy mom. Why would I want to know that I wasted 45 steps looking for my… Read more »

Holiday Hugs: Let Kids Say “No”


To children, all adults hold some mysterious position of power due to fact that they are older and bigger. It is ingrained from the get go. Adults are the bosses and they can get you in trouble if you don’t do what they tell you. That much every child knows. There’s a common thread that… Read more »

Medicine Madness


I’d rather pill a cat than give my toddler liquid medicine from a dropper. A cat you can wrap in a towel to cover his claws, shove the pill in his gullet and stroke his throat until he sticks out his tongue so you know he’s swallowed. A toddler would rather gurgle and spit like… Read more »

On the Move!


“Perfection.” That’s what Chelsea Myers says of baby feet. When her son was born she remembers measuring his whole foot against her thumb. There is just something about baby feet that we all love. Mom Emily Czerwonka says they “make us think of all the miles we’ve walked,” while Sue Duty says she “wonders where… Read more »

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