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My oldest daughter is a rising sixth grader. At her school, sixth grade is the last year at the elementary school . . . and my heart is breaking! I keep thinking, How on earth did we get here?...
Every mom takes a certain amount of pleasure in planning and creating the perfect birthday party for her little one. The joy of seeing that sweet face light up, almost as bright as those candles on the cake, is...
My firstborn daughter has always been a breeze. She was a dream baby who ate and slept when I wanted her to, and save for a typical bout with testing her limits at age three, she was growing into...
Can you remember that first pregnancy, when everything was new and the possibilities were endless for your future child? Also, the excitement of planning and preparing. Gathering the items you needed and wanted to make up the perfect nursery....
In support of Mental Health Awareness Month, I asked my daughter Eva, 22, if we could share our journey with her depression and anxiety. We have traveled a long road from her junior year of high school to today,...
Life As We Know It Never would I have thought I would be explaining what a pandemic is to my child, much less that they would have to wear a mask in school. I think it is safe to say...
Raising kids is a big responsibility, and choosing how to educate those kids is one of the most important decisions parents face. Before I explain why our family chose public school, I want to preface this entire post by emphasizing...
I should start by saying I come from a long line of worriers. That being said, I am trying desperately to break that cycle and be one of those laid back, easygoing parents. My efforts can be jolted by...
A Story of Diaper Failure How do I tell you in an eloquent way that this blog begins with being inspired by none other than… poop? A word I rarely used until I had a child, and that I still...
Besides being talented and handsome do you know what Justin Timberlake, Michael Phelps, and Adam Levine all have in common? They each have publicly spoken out about having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. October is national ADHD awareness month. It’s...

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  Antique shopping is a creative outlet for me. While some might consider a spa trip to be the ultimate in “self-care,” give me an...