At the beginning of the year, I signed up for a challenge to fill up an empty book shelf with books I’ve read since January 1. That shelf has remained almost as untouched as my treadmill.

How many of you have seen “The Lego Movie”? I finally got around to taking my kids to it last weekend and I walked away with one absolute certainty: Every kid needs a little Kragle in their lives.

Wake up to mom blogger Heidi Woodard every Tuesday and Thursday on the “Pat and J.T. in the Mornings” show on Q98.5 FM.

As I sat and watched the 86th annual Academy Awards, aka the “Oscars,” while my son was getting in some quality cuts at the batting cages last Sunday, the irony of my unbridled fascination with this show slapped me straight in the face.

Wake up to mom blogger Heidi Woodard every Thursday on the “Pat and J.T. in the Mornings” show on Q98.5 FM.

I have never smoked a cigarette in my life. Luckily, I didn’t have the desire to smoke or have anyone pressure me into trying it.

I’m guessing 99.9 percent of parents if asked, “Are you a great parent?” would answer, “Not really.”

Wake up to mom blogger Heidi Woodard every Thursday on the “Pat and J.T. in the Mornings” show on Q98.5 FM.

Listen in on mom blogger Melissa Cruickshank’s last radio segment on the “Pat and J.T. in the Mornings” show on Q98.5 FM.

Having played competitive softball for half my life, I came to realize that both softball and baseball players who grow up and compete on the West Coast tend to be more skilled than their Midwest counterparts. This tends to happen because a warmer-weather climate allows them to practice and …

Wake up to mom bloggers Melissa Cruickshank and Heidi Woodard every Thursday on the “Pat and J.T. in the Mornings” show on Q98.5 FM.

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