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Friday, January 24, 2020
Mom Shopping

The Challenges of Mom Shopping

I avoid shopping for myself as much as humanly possible. It's not that I don't like shopping, it's just that as the years have gone by, it has become a greater challenge. And yet,...
kids will be kids

Kids Will Be Kids…And That’s OK

With two quasi-grown teenagers and a pre-teen in my house, it’s easy to forget just how hard the early years of parenting were. Granted, if I did not have the ability to forget, not...
a momcation

Why Every Mom Needs a Momcation

The momcation, a glorious trip that moms take without kids, has become a popular buzzword in parenting communities everywhere. In the past, this same trip would have been called a “girls’ weekend” or even...
The More The Merrier Stress and Gratitude

The More The Merrier: How Two “Foster” Kids Turned My Stress Into Gratitude

I cry every Christmas. Not because I don’t love Christmas. It’s actually my favorite holiday. I love the lights and the tree. I love the parties and the decorations. I love shopping for my...
Social Media Parenting Groups

10 Types of Parents You Meet In Social Media Groups

Until I became a mother almost three years ago, I had no idea about the vast world of social media groups. There are local parenting groups, groups for working moms, groups for breastfeeding moms,...
Realistic Resolutions for Parents

5 (Realistic) New Year’s Resolutions for Parents

The new year marks a time of new beginnings – a time for fresh starts, resolutions, and resets. At least that’s how it goes in theory. In the reality of a parent’s life, however,...
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...
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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...