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Friday, July 19, 2019
Work at Home

The Work-from-Home Parent Hustle

There used to be two clear paths for parents. Continue in the work force or stay home with kids. Both options have always been valid, with challenges and rewards unique to either lifestyle.However, in...

6 Ways Parenting as an Introvert Can Be Really Hard

I’m an introvert. Always have been. It’s a fundamental part of my being, a trait as hard-wired as my love of caffeine or my ability to memorize random pop culture trivia.At 33 years old,...
Decorating for Christmas with Kids

How to Decorate for Christmas with Kids: A Step-By-Step (Survival) Guide

Before I became a mother, I always envisioned what Christmas with kids would be like. I had romantic notions of transforming my house each year into a magazine-worthy winter wonderland. My angelic future children...
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...