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When we put our hard work into making gifts for our children it can often times seem futile... at first. You don't necessarily spend less, and you always work harder to get a great outcome. Then when they open these things...
When I found out my oldest child was going to be a girl, I had visions of ballet class and glitter dancing in my head. I am a very "girlie" girl, and I couldn't wait to share these things...
Everyone likes to say moms wear so many hats — cook, chauffeur, teacher, housekeeper, craft generator, CFO — and for the most part I think I manage to sort of juggle most of these roles. Some people (who unfortunately...
I think I downloaded my first toddler app during a major meltdown at a restaurant...or was it the grocery store? I'm not totally sure, since my first 15 months with Kingsley remains something of a blur--but as I discovered,...
If you're a parent, you know how challenging summer can be. Stay-at-home moms of littles struggle the constant presence of their "tiny blessings." Working moms of littles schedule babysitters and summer camp like a job while working their actual...
I held on too tight. When my kids needed to fly, I snipped their wings and pulled them back into the nest. Not because they weren’t ready, but because I wasn’t ready. I then turned around and let them...
Being nice does not come naturally to me. I'm not saying I'm not friendly, polite or even empathetic — I am all of those things. I love a shelter dog, I hold the door for the stranger behind me,...
August 8th of 2013 marked a momentous day of transition in my life. I left my cubicle in Corporate America to become a full time work-at-home mom. It was not an easy transition, but I had two BIG reasons. For...
For as long as I can remember, my family would always go to my grandmother’s house for Christmas Eve, one of my favorite holiday traditions. My cousins, aunts, and uncles would all be there as well. There would be...
When I was putting the lists of things to buy or not buy together, my mama friends also told me there were things they bought they wished they hadn’t. And not because they weren’t great to have, because they...
Most mornings after I rush out of the house and have ten quiet minutes in the car on the way to work I rerun through my head all the things I meant to say to my kids before I...
When Thanksgiving rolls around, I find myself reflecting more intensely on my blessings, critically assessing my level of service to others, and evaluating how I can do a better job of instilling a spirit of gratitude in my children....

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