Category: Motherhood

Love is Love

We talk a lot, in our house, about what it means to be a great ally. If your children are school-aged, they’re already learning about this responsibility. Their teachers are working hard to show them what inclusivity looks like, and to activate their empathy. There is more to be done, though, and it has to […]

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Is Your Parenting Cup Empty? Have a Slow Week and Watch it Fill Up

The difference between this week and the last few has been measurable in the air. The last two weeks had been filled with to-do lists, work catch-up, planning for the summer when the kids are going to be home and attending events between my husband or I, five nights out of the week. We shelled out […]

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“It’s Been a Challenging Day”

“It’s been a challenging day,” I step into my husband’s arms for a comforting hug, my words both an explanation and a warning. It’s been a challenging day has become our code for the periods when Big Dude is feeling big feelings, all our requests are met with an argument, every slight is magnified, and […]

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Parents: Use This Simple Technique When You’re on the Phone to Stop Yelling Interruptions

“Mom!” “Mom!” “Mom!” I sometimes wonder if my kids have a built in radar system that alerts them whenever I am speaking to another adult to that they will know to come and interrupt me with the latest breaking news in their life. Two rooms over, happily watching their daily allotment of YouTube videos and, […]

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Struggling with Infant & Toddler Sleep? Use This Expert’s Advice to Establish Routine

Routine and predictability are very important to children of every age; they promote security.  Children thrive developmentally and emotionally when they have consistency and security.  It is during sleep that their little bodies are growing and developing most rapidly; healing and rejuvenating.  We need to value their sleep and treat it like the gold that […]

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Summer Camp Tears in the Parking Lot

On Friday night, we dropped Olivia off for a weekend of camp. Hesitant earlier in the day whether she really wanted to attend or not, we gave her the choice if she wanted to go to the camp, or if she wanted to stay home. She chose to go – as expected, despite the fact that […]

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5 Kids Books You’ve Got to Add to Your Bedtime Story Rotation Right Now

“How many books tonight Mama?” It’s one of those questions that my boys ask me every night at bedtime but I am never consistent with my actions. Three books turn into four, then five, then six and next thing you know I have been reading stories for an hour. My boys love books and I […]

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Parenting: How to Deal When You’ve Overreacted and Over-punished

Your kids are running around acting like maniacs and just won’t listen. You’re at the end of your rope and in frustration you yell out, “you just lost your ipad for 2 weeks”. They start wailing louder and stomp away, and then it hits you. What have you just done? You just handed out a […]

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Pause

It’s been a hard week. Not for my kids but for me. My oldest turned six and my heart broke just a little bit as it let go of the baby and embraced the big kid. Before this birthday, I never felt sad about watching my boys grow older. There was no pang of sadness […]

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6 Tips That Will Help You Travel Through Europe with a Baby

Don’t Skip the Stroller We packed light, very light. We had one backpack, granted a large backpack, for the three of the of us. Two adults, one infant. We chose clothes that could be easily worn more than once, were versatile for different weather situations and things that we light and easy to pack. Packing […]

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