Tag: life lessons

The Single Mom Life from A to Z

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Every single mom story is unique. I became a single parent through divorce. My daughter was three years old, and I was pregnant with...

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned :: Making Lemonade from Lemons

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Every year, my husband and I have the privilege of taking a trip through his work. The destination changes, but the outcome? Always the same...

My Life-Changing Mom Hacks

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You don’t need to look very hard to find a gazillion mom hacks to make life “easier” for you. Pinterest. Mommy blogs. Facebook. And...

From One Mother to Another — When You Want to Be...

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Mother, I see you. You are lying in bed while your little ones are up at 6 am. You try to talk yourself into moving,...

Finding Joy in New Traditions

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I woke up on the morning after Thanksgiving feeling uneasy. Surprisingly, it wasn't because of the three helpings of turkey, mashed potatoes, heaping globs of...

How I Learned the Power of the Word “No”

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Last week, I was once again sitting in traffic on my way to drop my daughter off at preschool. My blood was boiling with...

Things I Said I Would Never Do — And Now I’m...

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I think, as parents, we all have a few of these. Things that, in our naive pre-children days, we swore up and down that...

What Was I Thinking? Living Out My Fixer Upper Dream…Sorta

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 For reasons I'm still trying to figure out, my husband and I decided to join the Fixer Upper train and buy and renovate a...

The Gift of Special Needs

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The first few years of parenthood felt like an emotional roller coaster. Everything about being a new mom was both thrilling and terrifying at once. My...

6 Easy Ways to Raise Creative Kids

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We were running late. My threenager was in her room picking out an outfit for the day (aka playing with her pom poms and...