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Mom Truths: When a Stay-At-Home-Mom Returns to Work

I absolutely loved being a stay-at-home-mom. I know it’s not for everyone, but it’s always been a perfect fit for our family. I cherished those baby days and really enjoyed preschool drop- off and pick-up all within the two-hour time frame {who makes those times up anyway?}. As my children grew, I embraced and honored each […]

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Pet Names for Your Children That Won’t Teach Them Bad Words or Scar Them for Life

Unless you have somehow been blessed with little non-human offspring who never, ever, ever do any wrong, you have probably wanted to call your child a name before. Obviously, we teach our children that name-calling is not a nice thing to do, but life happens. Children aren’t perfect. Moms are absolutely not perfect. And sometimes, pet […]

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An Open Letter To My Child’s Caregiver

Our child is a fun-loving, free-spirited, knows-what-she-wants, 2-year-old.  She loves and is loved beyond measure.  She is wise beyond years.  I often comment that she is an old soul {but believe me when I say that she is living the toddler-life}.  I like to say that “music speaks to her soul” because whenever she hears anything with a […]

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Don’t Doubt Your Body! A Few Humble Pointers for the Pregnant Woman

Pregnancy is so exciting! Feeling that little creature fluttering inside you, everyone telling you that you’re glowing, batting strangers’ hands away from your swollen abdomen — it’s like no other time in your life. But, um, remember that thing looming at the end of these nine months? That inescapable and petrifying biological event? Oh yeah, […]

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What My Iron-Willed Daughter Has Taught Me

Iron-Willed. It took me 2.5 years to accept that indeed, I was blessed with a Ms. Sassy, Independent, Persistent, Decisive, Iron-Willed, Immovable, Little Girl. I’m not sure why I was in such denial about this. On her debut, the first night in the hospital after her 50 hour / 5-day-late birth, she wouldn’t let me heal or sleep. […]

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The Sandwich Generation: Caring for A Preschooler & An Aging Parent

Cherishing your parents is easy when your parents are healthy and active. But when their health begins to deteriorate, becoming a caregiver can be exhausting.  Sociologists call those of us who are caring for our children while we are also caring for an aging parent ‘The Sandwich Generation’. In my case, I’m raising my four-year-old while caring for my […]

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