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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,...
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My son has always had very sensitive skin. It’s been dry, flaky and right after he was born he had a ton of acne, which medical experts believe is caused by hormones from the mother. But his toughest skin...
This past fall we had something happen that rocked my world. It was traumatizing. It was a bit agonizing. It was gross. It was lice. I know what you’re thinking, “Ewwwwww!!!” That’s what I was thinking too with a side...
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I’ve been traveling a lot for work lately. It’s not something I do often and I hate being away from the kids overnight. I also hate to fly. However, I love to travel, see new things and learn about...
I love vegetables, like really, really love them. When I was a kid I ate all my vegetables, even Brussels sprouts and spinach. I was weird. My kids are not weird. They do not get along with vegetables and are...
You may think that celebrating Christmas in a multicultural family is difficult. It can be, but the key to a successful holiday in is compromise. This is true for any family, especially when husbands and wives are bringing traditions from...
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...
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...
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...
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I don’t often feel like I have parenting wins. In fact, many days I feel downright defeated and wonder how many years my kids will have to spend in therapy to undo whatever damage I’m causing by attempting to...

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