Since returning to work four months ago, life has been hectic and crazy. Since my husband works long hours and travels often, morning and evening routines usually fall on me. I get two young children up, dressed, fed, and...
My children and I became obsessed with Hamilton when it came out on Disney+ in the summer of 2020. We needed something enjoyable to hold onto. I am a history buff and love musicals, and I couldn't believe I had...
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My Children Are Perfect

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Luckily, my girls have lots of time to grow and develop into who they’re meant to be. Perfection in this context is a belief; it’s a part of connection and understanding! If you don’t believe your child is perfect, it’s...
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We Can’t Win All the Days

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Hey! I see you there. How are you? Are you feeling good or maybe not so much? Mentally, physically, and spiritually, how are all those things in your life? Are you swimming, or are you drowning? How often do...
One of my first jobs out of college was working as an account executive for a marketing agency in Washington, DC. The job was everything I thought I wanted – a position that kept me writing, taught me a...
Gentle Parenting. We have all heard the term and have seen plenty of print on the subject. Those of us deep in the trenches of parenting know it sounds like a contradiction. As any parent will tell you, there is...
In today’s world of sports and activities for children, you eventually hit a fork in the road. Will this continue to be just for fun, or will it go to the next level? All sports and activities can be competitive....
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The Sun and the Moon

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This time last year I had major surgery (a story for another time). While all is well now thankfully, it was a rough time in our house. Despite my best planning efforts, it felt like everything was falling apart. The...
Moms everywhere, please stop apologizing for the mess. Seriously. Stop yourself right now. First of all, we are on the same team here. I understand full well the uphill battle of trying to keep life organized. It’s okay. There are...
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In November

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In November, by Cynthia Rylant, is a favorite seasonal book I read to my children as we enter the new month. It highlights the natural late autumn happenings and quietly touches on Thanksgiving. The first line in Rylant’s book is...

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Mommy (or Daddy) and Me Classes

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Living with babies and toddlers can be overwhelming when you constantly worry about feeding, napping, changing, and chasing them around. Mommy (or Daddy) and...
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