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The Power of the Puffball

In most important aspects of our lives, we receive formal training. We need to learn to read and write? We go to school. We need to learn to drive? We go to drivers ed. We need a job? We get our degrees and have training. However, when it comes to parenting, there is no training […]

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5 Lifesaving Mom Hacks from a Soon-To-Be Mom of Three

As I approach my third time around at this baby thing, I realized there’s a few things we do around here that would have SHOCKED my first-time mom self. I thought I’d share the wealth of knowledge I’ve acquired. While they may not be actually life saving, these tips may very well save your sanity, […]

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The Sign of a Healthy Childhood

This spring, my fourth child had an unfortunate incident involving a trampoline that resulted in a dislocated and fractured elbow. It was painful and somewhat traumatic and not at all what we would want for anyone. He needed surgery to repair the damage and has weeks left of being in a splint and some occupational therapy […]

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Confessions of a Walking Circus

Because I can’t be the only one. They say hindsight is 20/20. I remember when I had my first baby, and I felt like a flailing mess. Now when I look back at that time, I see a mom who was so put together. She had time to home make all-natural organic baby food, hold […]

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Here’s Why We Might Be One and Done

My son is almost 2 years old, so as you can imagine, we’ve been asked a fair number of times if we are planning to have any more kids. Some people pose it as a direct question – “When are you going to have another?”. Others offer it up as a suggestion – “It’s so […]

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How to Mom – You Show Up

When my oldest was born over nineteen years ago, I realized that I was embarking on a great unknown adventure. Having lost my mother at a young age, I had very little experience to draw from. How am I supposed to know how to be a mom when I had one for so little time? […]

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The Grass Is Always Greener: One Day as a SAHM

I didn’t intend to be a stay at home mom. I figured after maternity leave I would happily bounce back to work. Fast forward to a difficult twin pregnancy and my expectations started to change. Then, came comparing my income as a social worker to that of two daycares (HA!). I mostly love being home […]

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My Thoughts on Slowing Down and Being Kind

I’m currently in my ninth year of teaching, which equates to approximately one hundred plus hours of parent/teacher conferences.  In fact, I put in eight hours last week of meeting with parents and talking about their kiddos. I know what you’re thinking, “What does this have to do with anything? So what?” Well, it dawned […]

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I Should be Asleep Right Now…

I’m not sure if it’s a “mom” thing or just a “being a grown-up” thing (or maybe just my own neurosis), but at night I often have trouble shutting off my brain when it’s time to get some shut eye. It’s especially brutal when I’m lacking in the sleep department and know I should be […]

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