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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
School Year Resolutions

5 School Year Resolutions We All Need To Make

Now that the school year is well underway, I find myself in a familiar situation. We’re less than two months in to a new school year and I’m already behind. I mean, the signs...
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Rare Heart Condition Affects Pregnant Women and New Mothers: A Local Mom’s Story

While bringing a baby into this world is amazing and life-changing, it’s important to pay attention to the mother’s health as it is to the new baby’s. Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), also known as postpartum...
extraordinary life moms

Extraordinary Life: A Mother’s Journey Through Chronic Illness

Moms are superheroes. All of them. I truly believe that the day you are entrusted with another life, be it through birth, adoption, or marriage, is the day you become a real superhero. There...
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6 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman

Any woman who has experienced pregnancy has likely received the same infuriating comments from friends and strangers alike. These remarks range from well-intentioned ignorance to outright rudeness. Whether it’s from the clerk at the...
Invisible Mom

To The Invisible Mom: I See You

Remember being a kid on the playground with your friends and imagining what it would be like to have a superpower? Some kids claimed they would choose the power to fly. Others would wish...
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The Five Stages of a School Year

The end of the school year has finally arrived and as usual, the kids and I are dragging ourselves across the finish line. Most of us have been done since early January with the...
Raising Teens

Raising Teens: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

A couple of years ago, as my youngest daughter turned 11, I wrote an article entitled 14 Signs You Have Teenagers In The House. As I mentioned at the time, my 11-year old was...
Mom's Survival Guide to May

A Mother’s Survival Guide for May

The other day, I overheard someone say it’s ironic that Mother’s Day falls in May. They, of course, said this because May is notoriously a nightmare of a month. It’s the last stretch of...
Mother's Day What I Really Want

A Letter to My Kids on Mother’s Day: What I REALLY Want This Year

While it’s easy to think of Mother’s Day as another one of those “Hallmark holidays,” i.e., holidays that exist as a way to boost card, flower, and chocolate sales, Mother’s Day is more than...
What Moms Really Mean

What Moms Really Mean When They Say They’re Tired

Ask any mom on any given day how she’s doing and chances are, you’ll get a bright smile and a cheery, “I’m fine!” Catch her in a moment of honesty, and she’ll likely reply,...