Tag: real life

Stubborn Toddler? Sometimes You Just Have to Give In.

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My oldest son is an easy breezy, go with the flow, doesn’t care what color shirt he has on type of a kid. Thank...

My Dad’s Death Shaped My Parenting Philosophy

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I can still remember the last phone conversation I had with my dad. I was a sophomore in college and talked to my parents...

Take Care of Yourself on Mother’s Day

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Mother's Day is the most important and meaningful day on my calendar. It's the one day that the world takes a pause to validate...

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,...

When I am Glenn Close and Sleep is My Michael Douglas

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My 15-month old is teething, bless her little sleep-killing soul. I should feel bad for her, but let's be honest, my empathy went out...

When the Bond with Your New Baby is Not Instant

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All I ever wanted in life? To have children. Even as a young adult, I knew I could not make someone fall in love...

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...

Why Bath Time is Overrated — Kids Need Dirt in Their...

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This morning I was brushing my daughters hair and caught a whiff of campfire. I buried my nostrils in her brown tresses, and sure...