Tag: parenting

The 5 Pregnancy Classes I Wish They Offered to Moms

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With pregnancy comes ten months of prepping. We buy pregnancy books to learn how our body is changing, we scour the internet for articles...

The Worry Makes Me Tired

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My husband and I are finally catching up on sleep after a handful of years where consistent sleep just didn't happen. So why, WHY am I still so tired?    The worry. The worry makes me tired. 

Surviving Arizona Summer As A New Mom

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I thought I hit the due-date jackpot. An April due date meant I didn’t have to be pregnant in the summer. I thought about...

Homeschooling During the Covid-19 Quarantine

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There’s been a major shift in our world recently and there are things I said I would never do that I am now forced...

Abundance of Grace: an Intentional Shift in Thinking

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My favorite title is Mama. Mom. Mommy. Whatever my children call me. I am the only person on earth that gets that title to...

I Don’t Want My Kids to Just Be Happy {Aiming Them...

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a common question that all young kids get asked.  And as our children...

Celebrating National Adoption Month – An Adoptive Mom’s Story

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November is National Adoption Month – a month-long celebration that began in 1995 by Presidential Proclamation as a way to raise awareness for the...

The Best Advice My Pediatrician Gave Me

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When our second child was born, we were so excited to introduce him to his big brother, who was just shy of 3 years old. Suuuure,...

My Top 5 Tips for Traveling Overseas with Small Children

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So I’m a travel addict. I have bad Wanderlust. I also have two small children and a job that requires me to plan vacations...

Fighting Mom Anxiety

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I’m just going to say it. As a mom, the idea of work life balance is unreal, unattainable and unhealthy. It’s no wonder that...

The Most Used Parenting Cliché

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It’s got to be the most used parenting cliché we hear: The days are long but the years are short. Usually this adage is spoken by other...

How Teacher-Moms Really Spend Their Summer Break

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There is an old joke that goes: What are the three best parts about being a teacher? June, July, and August!!!  And while most teachers...

Produce Shaming

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I feel like one doesn't have to search long or far through the internet or among close friends for a story where someone was shamed...

Costco, I should hate you — but I CAN’T!

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I'm trying here, Costco. Really, I am. I want so much to hate you, and on paper, that should be easy.  I mean, after all: ...

Affirming Your Children – Practical Ways To Do It and Why...

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My six-year-old son is a “words of affirmation” kind of guy. When I praise him for a job well done, or point out what...

What Can Parents of Younger Kids Take Away from the College...

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The details of the college admissions cheating scandal have been trickling out in the news for more than a few weeks. Parents with kids...