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Choose to Remember Amazing over Absurd

I am re-sharing this piece I wrote in September as my 14th post in the 15-Day Blog Writing Challenge. Parenting is difficult and sometimes seemingly impossible. What gets me through each day is deciding that I will only focus on the good moments and let the bad ones slide off my back. Maybe this is the key to […]

My Top Recommended Baby Products

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This is the fifth day in my 15-Day Blog Writing Challenge. As a daycare provider and mother of four, I am constantly asked about the best products for babies. Parents ask me what brand of diaper to use, what kind of bottle is best, what wipes I recommend, and in […]

A Pledge to Prevent Heat Stroke Tragedy: Will You Take It?

Twenty-three children died and many more were injured this summer after being left unattended in a hot car, according to the National Highway Safety Administration (NTSA). Sometimes these heat stroke deaths and injuries occur when a child gets into an unlocked vehicle to play unbeknownst to the parent. Other times (54% according to a […]

Inflexible, Unrealistic Parenting Rules Pressure Parents

Yesterday, at my son and daughter’s tee ball game I had the pleasure of meeting a lovely first-time mother. This parent, while obviously devoted to her nearly six-month-old daughter, is the prime example of what happens when you read too many parenting books written by “experts” (I warn against this in my post Stop Over Thinking […]

Thoroughly Modern Mommy

  “When I grow up the Daddy is going to do the dishes. I’m not going to do anything but sit on the couch,” my nearly five-year-old sometimes feisty daughter yelled in the middle of our regularly scheduled morning battle over getting dressed. Usually, I’m pretty good at handling her temper and deflecting her outbursts, […]