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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Ties That Bind_TRACI_COVER

The Ties That Bind: A Story of Adoption, Resiliency, and Thankfulness

Every year as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I try to stop and remember how much I have to be thankful for. Admittedly, some years it’s harder than others. Yet, while I may gripe and...
Keeping Kids Happy Indoors

When The Cold Sets In, How Do You Keep Kids Happy?

Although we've had a relatively mild start to fall in terms of temperatures, rainy conditions have kept many of us indoors. And we can all agree, miserable conditions don’t make for much fun -...
Dear Parents of Toddlers

Dear Parents Of Toddlers: It’s All About The Long Game

Dear Parents of Toddlers,I don’t have toddlers anymore. But there are a lot of you out there who do. And I want you to know that I see you. I see you in the...
Dear Pre-Child Self letter

A Letter To My Pre-Child Self

Hey girl,It’s me, your older, somewhat wiser self. We need to talk. Right now, you’re young, idealistic and almost impossibly naïve, so I’ve got a few tips that will make things a little easier...
Mom Guilt

How I Learned To Let Go of Mom Guilt

There was a time when I would spin out of control if I didn't have dinner on the table by a certain time. These days, I’m lucky if I get dinner on the table...
Race for Change_Cooper

Race for CHAnge: A Mother’s Story of Cancer, Courage, and Loss

Cooper Henry Abbott October 12, 2008 – November 27, 2017 On one hand, Cooper Henry Abbott was a typical kid. He played baseball, practiced Tae Kwon Do, enjoyed his studies and his schoolmates, loved his...
Parenting Anxiety

Parenting In A World Of Anxiety And The Importance Of Letting Go

Parenting has never been an easy task. Since the beginning of time, every generation has had a series of environmental and social obstacles to overcome. And yet, we’d all agree there is nothing more...
Life Cycles of Laundry

The Life Cycles of Laundry

It’s been one of those weeks where I feel like my house is slowly taking over my life. There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to get done all that needs...
Teaching Kids About Grief

Why It’s Important To Teach Our Kids The Value of Grief

My cat died recently. I should point out, first and foremost, that I am not a cat person. In fact, I’m Team Dog all the way. Dogs are fuzzy, cuddly, and brimming with unconditional...
Money Tips for College

10 Money Tips Every College Freshman (And Their Parents) Should Know

High school graduation is more than just a ceremony, it's the start of a new chapter. And for many recent high school grads, this past summer has been filled with excitement and anticipation as...