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Parenting Different Stages of Childhood

Parenting different stages

Open, shut them, open, shut them. I can hear her sing-song voice repeating the phrase from the kitchen. I peer around the corner and see the concentration in the folds of her forehead. The little fingers on her right hand are perfectly tucked into the holes of the pink-handled blunt-tipped scissors. A paper plate is […]

Are you striking a balance with the loves of your life?

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Love is one of those indescribable intangibles. It’s more than a feeling, but an instinct. A connection with someone outside of yourself that can transcend time and space. A devotion and faith in the idea that your emotions are intrinsically intertwined with someone else’s emotions and feelings. Love is not always about specific relationships, but […]

My Perfectly Flawed Motherhood Simplified Interview

I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Katie O’Brien, who is an amazing life coach for moms, on her Motherhood Simplified interview series spotlighting real moms across the country. It was the first time I participated in a live interview of this kind and I was a little nervous because I wasn’t sure what she would ask. The […]

I Am A Sports Mom

I am a Sports Mom

I am a sports Mom. I thought I knew what this meant. I was comfortable with my role. Register your child. Drive your child to practices and games. Cheer for your child without jeering the other coaches (even if you want to sometimes). Devote many hours every weekend to your child’s activities. Buy snacks and drinks. Refill […]

Would Your Parenting Pass the Scrutiny of a Video Camera?

“To err is human; to forgive, divine” – Alexander Pope I think people need to remember that parents are human. We are going to make mistakes. We are not always going to make the right choices.  We will be distracted and our children will fall. We will leave a bag of candy within reach and they will eat themselves sick. We […]

My Adventures in Parenting Solo This Weekend

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My husband went out-of-town this weekend to visit his brother in California. It was actually a surprise birthday present from me. When I purchased the tickets I thought, he is so amazing he deserves some time away. I thought, he loves visiting his brother and it has been two years. I also thought, four nights […]

What Season of Parenting Are You In?

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Parenting is a journey with seasons that fade and change with more of a whisper than a bang. You will spend days or weeks or months wondering if your baby will ever learn to sleep through the night and then several nights will pass without interruption. The season of late night feedings are over. You […]

Learning to Let Go

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Sometimes being a good mom means holding back. It means not jumping (or running on the field) every time your child falls. It means teaching your child to speak up for him or herself. It means slowly trusting and learning to let go. In the beginning it’s easy (even if you don’t know it at […]

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