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My birthday was on Tuesday and as I bent down to blow out the candles on my cake, I realized that I had very little to wish for this year. I looked at my husband and my children through...
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. Their family vacation plans “Oh we're going...
It was almost 8 p.m. on a Thursday night and my daughter and I were sitting together at the dinner table with a pile of Cheerios in front of us. I was exhausted from working all week long. I...
Most moms I know are focus on feeding their kids the best foods, and for many of them that means organic foods. However, I know many moms still struggle with this. Some can’t afford it. Some don’t believe all the...
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...
Five years ago, I didn’t think I would be able to have children. We had just had our third miscarriage, which was two months after our son had been stillborn in June. Yet, there I was, was pregnant again....
Lately, I've felt like a spinning, toy top trying to balance all parts of my life. I have a big event coming up at work that is sucking up a lot of time and energy during the day. At...
With preschool winding down soon I've started reflecting on the last year with my daughter. She's learned so much and it's been exciting to watch her just soak it all up, but we've had some setbacks too in the...
Online bullying is a problem that’s plaguing our society. Perhaps made more evident by the actions of adults in this no-holds-bar world of tweet storms and Facebook attacks, online bullying doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. But...
It happened. I yelled at someone else's kid at the splash park. I knew it was a possibility, I just didn't expect it to actually ever happen. When we got to the splash park (a playground with random sprinklers and fountains...
Today is our 8th wedding anniversary and as I started thinking about what I would write on the blog - what words of sage wisdom I would provide on how we make our marriage work - I came up...
There are days that I wish I could carry less of a load – literally and figuratively. Figuratively I don’t think I’ll feel like this until my kids are older, but I literally thought I would be done lugging...
All families seem to have so much on their plates now days. With parents working, children’s extracurricular activities, taking care of a home and the other little details, life can feel a bit chaotic. It’s so tempting to cut 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...
I woke up heartbroken today. I was dizzy and felt sick to my stomach. My eyes were puffy and I had a headache. It felt like I had spent the night drinking instead of sitting on the couch with...
Miscarriage.  It's one of the most common forms of pregnancy loss, but it's difficult to talk about. If you've ever had one, the word alone brings you right back to that moment. The moment that you felt motherhood was robbed...
Turns out that screen time might not be as bad before bedtime as originally thought. A new study from Oxford research shows that screen time has little impact on the quality of children’s sleep. With screens being a constant in...

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