Much has been said about this year's presidential election, way too much at times. We do discuss politics a little in my house but not extensively because my husband and I don't agree so it never goes well. We...
The other day my son asked, “Where am I?” while looking at a picture of my husband and me. “You weren’t born yet,” I said. His three-year-old brain processed this and asked what I’m sure seemed like a logical question; ‘Were...
The moment I became a mother, I developed an instant drive to protect my children. Some call it the “mama bear” instinct. Whatever you want to call it- it’s there. For most parents out there, the same drive exists...
One of the hardest parts of parenthood is raising your children to be self-reliant, confident & self-assured. While for some kids leadership comes naturally, others have to be taught to lead.Here are some benefits to teaching your kids how...
We travel for many reasons. We travel because we love to! We travel because of our work. We travel because of family and friends. It could also be because of an emergency.Our destinations could vary too. It could be...
Highly sensitive children are born with a nervous system which tends to be sharp and highly aware of the people around them and their surroundings. They quickly react to everything because they pick up vibes and energies instantly. Such...
The other day while trying to clean up I asked my son to help me. He is 4, so some days he is really helpful and some days he has his own agenda. On this particular day I got...
Fredrik Backman has been a hit or miss author for me. I could not get enough of his book My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry.  On the other hand I couldn’t bring myself to continue more...
Last week, while squeezing into my bathing suit I realized how soon my 2nd baby will be here. I have just over 6 weeks (if she doesn’t come early). I also realized that I have projects to do! I...
I try to be a positive person. I think it’s a good quality to look at the bright side of situations. I learned to do this at a young age but I recently started to see the danger in...
It can be tough for parents to accept because it makes us feel like we have failed our child. It makes us feel like our child's failure is a reflection on our parenting, and we often either get upset...
A decade ago I was pregnant with my first child. I remember being asked, "So what's your birth plan?"Some women choose to have very detailed birth plans. I thought having a baby and both of us coming out alive...
Do you ever feel like every time you leave the house you are packing for a week away? Sometimes the hassle of remembering everything makes the start of a fun day so much work it hardly feels worth it....
We were at my niece’s birthday party a few weeks ago and my 3-year-old did something I told him not to do. He proceeded to do it a second time. I told him not to do it again. I...
Throughout my entire childhood and adolescence, my mother was the caregiver to six of my cousins. Her sisters returned to work after having their babies, and my mother opened her arms and her home to all of their kids.At...
One of the things I love the most about my kids' school is how much they focus on the positive attributes of my children.  I have never gotten a negative comment about their academic performance or behavior without a...
My husband likes to argue with advertisements to dispel their arguments about savings. He is never impressed by the "total amount saved" at the bottom of receipts."It isn't a deal if it was money you wouldn't have spent anyway,"...

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