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I know it sounds harsh, and I feel like a terrible mom for even thinking it, but there are times where I miss life before two kids. There are times where I miss being the parent of only one...
“The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” -Dr. Maria Montessori I love this sentiment.  I know that providing opportunities for my toddler to develop independence is immensely important for...
It’s been just over a year since my mother passed. She was one of the first few thousand victims of Covid. As I sit writing this, I cannot wrap my brain around the idea that nearly 365 days have...
Dear "Big Kids",  I see your indignant expressions out of the corner of my eye as I wrangle your baby brother into his high chair. You want to ride your bikes or jump on the trampoline, not watch me serve...
In parenting, we know about the traditional milestones to expect with our children. Rolling over, sitting up, eating solid foods, walking, potty training, and so on. There are endless books and pamphlets given to parents to help recognize these...
To all the Mother-in-laws of the world: Be like mine.  I recently gave birth to my third and final child. This third kid, zone defense, pandemic life has been HARD. I have raised the white flag and recognized that I...
There was no chapter in the baby books about welcoming a child into a pandemic. It just simply was and then you were just simply there. And, really, that’s all that ever mattered. We learned from you what we...
The mom guilt is real. For all of us. Right now, though, I'm feeling particularly guilty as I compare and contrast the early learning experiences that are so drastically different for my two children. My kids are almost four...
I resigned. I just could not do it anymore. I tried and failed. I tried again and failed. I tried once more and plummeted. I plummeted so low that I knew that walking away was the only true solution...
I have taken full advantage of any sunny and/or semi-warm day to go with my son to a public park near where we live. Because of pandemic shutdowns, we haven’t been able to go to as many places as...
In 1984, there was nothing I wanted more than that iconic American flag leotard of Mary Lou Retton… that and a dose of accompanying talent. I yearned to float through the air in powerful twists and turns, and a...
My husband is amazing. He does most of the cooking and grocery shopping for our household, cleans up the house most evenings after we’re both exhausted, and is an equal partner in raising our daughter. I could go on...
“If we divorce, I know you will still come to change my light bulbs and fix the toilet (me smiling a toothy grin).” “Yes, I will. You know this.” (he winks) “If we divorce, will you still cook me my favorite...
A few months ago a mom posted in a Facebook group that she felt useless once her kids got home from school. I felt for her but also felt seen because I too feel depleted come 4:30 pm. I've...

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Happy Donut Day! On the first Friday of June, we all scream for donuts in honor of this sweet holiday! Donut Day was first...
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