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The younger children are when they enter school, the more likely they are to be diagnosed with ADHD, a new study says. A study led by Harvard Medical School researchers and published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows...
  Since becoming a mother, I've made more apologies that I can count. Sorry to my friends, family, coworkers, husband (you get the idea). Balancing it all becomes a challenge, especially with each additional child that you add to the equation....
I used to workout at a gym. Then for a while I PAID to workout at a gym that I never actually went to. For some, the gym is a healthy break mentally and physical, but for me, as...
I’ve had an insane two weeks at work. I’ve been leaving before 7 a.m., returning around 8 p.m. and eating horribly in between. Today was my last planned crazy day at the office and I’m in need of some...
Sometimes she asks me a question out of nowhere and it catches me by surprise. “Do you have pictures of him,” she asked? I pushed my lips together and thought about it. I considered lying to her for about half 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,"...
Recently I was at an event with other parents and everyone was chit chatting about their summer vacations. Their summer adventures sounded amazing, exotic and, basically, like a vacation Pinterest board in the making. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle...
September is an odd month for me. It's my favorite time of the year, but it's also a month that was supposed to make me a mother for the first time. It didn’t. Our first son's due date was September 30...
Like many women, I have always wanted a family. I dreamed about being a mom when I was younger and snuggling a sweet baby. As an adult, I held on to that dream and imagined going to soccer games,...
After we lost our son, a lot of people wanted to do something but really didn’t know what to do. When a baby dies, it upsets the natural balance of the world and it is a very uncomfortable topic...
Everyone knows reading to your children is important, but now a new study illustrates just how important it can be to read to your young children each night for vocabulary and reading skills. Researchers from Ohio State University discovered a...
Whether or not your child has purpose in their lives as an adult is on you, mom. (Figures) According to new research from Washington University in St. Louis, children who have more conflict with their mothers in their early elementary...
Throughout life, Halloween hadn’t been that important to me, but like almost all holidays, it became much more fun when I had kids. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); When I was young, my mom handmade all...
A few weeks ago, a few friends and I were walking in downtown Chicago, enjoying a night out together for the first time in almost a year. As we were walking one of them said something along the lines...
There’re those moments, before everyone else wakes up or right after everyone goes to sleep, that you can sneak in a little peace and quiet in your day. It’s a stillness that’s not often found in many moments of...
July is my rainbow baby month. Both my alive children were born this month so it is literally my rainbow after the stormy June anniversary of my first son’s death and birth. Happy July, friends. I hope you all...
In mid-summer of 2017 I made myself a promise. I promised I would be in the best shape of my life – physically, mentally and spiritually- by the time I am 40. To me this meant being conscious of...

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