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School is almost out, and I am happy and sad about that. Happy because the camp schedule will be easier on me, I won't have to force them out the door by 7:30 every morning or make lunches (most...
My son, Mark, was born at 27 weeks and 4 days. He weighed 1 pound and 7 ounces at birth, and we spent 115 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. As a first-time mom, I remember the personal...
I’m sure you’ve heard it before: a 2-year-old being called a “flirt” because he plays with his female classmates. A 5-year-old’s friend at school being referred to as her “boyfriend” by her parents because they’ve become buds. A dad...
“Because I said so!” “Do as I say, not as I do.” “Stop crying, or I’ll give you something to cry about.” I swore I would NEVER say these things when I became a parent because I got so...
By now, most moms are aware that there is a nationwide formula shortage. A combination of supply chain shortages, inflation, and product recalls led formula to be scarcely available across the country. For babies who need high-risk formula, the...
SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is quite possibly every parent's worst nightmare. Your child is perfectly healthy, everything seems fine, they go to sleep like normal, and then they never wake up. Countless grieving parents have experienced the...
Mental health. Two words that are riddled with stigma and taboo are the very words that haunt me. Mental health. For me, my mental health battles stem from depression and anxiety and they were around long before having a...
Most of us are aware of a movie star who catastrophically shocked us recently this year by engaging in an act of physical aggression at a popular awards ceremony. Very few could have predicted that this seemingly talented, dynamic,...
We have a "no TV" rule in our house. The rule is: No TV during the week. You'd think it would make our life harder, but it actually makes it easier. This is because our kids are TV zombies....
My first blog about motherhood was in 2014. My oldest was headed to middle school, and I was lamenting about mood swings and conversations about sex. I reread that blog now, as I have one now in college, and...
Congrats, Mama! You have a new bundle of joy on the way, and you can't wait to watch your child become a big brother or sister. Brace yourself: Nothing can prepare you for the moment your oldest child meets...
When Juliette Gordon Lowe registered the Girl Scouts’ first 18 members on March 12, 1912, it was before women even had the right to vote. But she had a vision to build an organization for girls that focused on...

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