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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...
I, like most moms, love coffee. You might even say I live off it some days. Lately, it has been my lifeline. My son has been sick and waking up at midnight and 4 a.m. He doesn’t go back...
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 By Guest Contributor Kate B. of Mommyhood and Mental Health.  Imagine this scenario: You log into your Instagram account. You are immediately flooded with clean, crisp, colorful images. Pinterest worthy family photos, home decor, and recipes. The ever so chic staged...
I was always picked last or pretty close to it when it came time to picking dodge ball teams in elementary school. Generally, I was selected just before the kid who was eating his own boogers. This could have been...
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I am one of those people that always has the TV on in the background. It’s a holdover from when I was a journalist and would watch at least six news programs a day. I’d constantly be looking for...
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By Diedre Anthony of Are Those Your Kids? and guest contributor to The Everyday Mom Life   We are living in a very diverse world, and children begin noticing differences in people (and physical features) as young as 2-years-old. It's...
Now that my son is 1-year-old, we are officially done with baby things. I feel like I'm in a place to really understand what was actually helpful to have when you are living with and raising a baby. So...

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