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The Importance of Dating Your Spouse

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About Being Present

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The History of Bottlefeeding

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Breastfeeding in Public Should Be Embraced More

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Mom Shaming

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How to Teach Your Kids the Value of a Dollar

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5 Reasons Why My Kids Are in Bed Before 8 P.M.

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Selfishness Masquerading as Selflessness

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Stretch. We Are Made for More. Period.

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Will you play with me? The importance of play in learning.

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Don't Let it Break

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The Perks Of Young Motherhood

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To My Twenty-Something Self

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Birthday Traditions to Start at One

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5 Ways to Deal With Unsolicited Parenting Advice

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Your child will become what you instill.

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5 Worst Things People Say To A New Parent!

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Post Partum Sexuality

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Sleep Training: Necessary or Cruel?

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Every Mother's Worst Fear

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Beat the Heat with these fun Summer Activities

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Swimming vs. Drowning

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Why are there no gay characters in kids tv shows?

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GIFTED WITH AUTISM

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Raising Kind Children in a Not-So-Kind World

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5 Types of Mama Boundaries and Why You Need Them

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What Spring Time Means for a Preemie Mom

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Spring Staycation!

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How to deal with Mom Guilt and a lack of Self Care

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Road Trip Survival Tips with a Baby

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Traveling with Kids

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Present over Parent

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19 Days of Inexpensive Christmas Activities to Try at Home with Kids

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How I Failed at My Son's First Birthday Party

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2 Is a Party, 3 Is a Crowd (As Told By My Daughter)

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Sibling Wars

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The Art of Diaper Change Distraction

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Is Parenting “HARDER “ Now? 

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5 Easy Ways to beat the Clutter! 

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5 Ways to Motivate Your Kids WITHOUT Bribing Them

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Raise Your Hand If You've Been Personally Victimized by Your Toddler

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Some Tips From Twin Mama

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An Open Letter to My Mixed Daughter

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How to help your kid who has your anxiety gene

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Walking Away For The First Time

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Sometimes motherhood is...

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The One Piece of Advice I'd Give New Moms

If I could give just one piece of advice to new moms, it would be to find a...

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Why the Hate?

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When Mom Guilt Attacks

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When Outside Opinions Compromise "Letting Them Be Little"

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Motherhood Doesn't Happen Overnight!

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What are the best sleep training methods: How do I sleep train my baby??

When it comes to sleep training, there are a few key methods that families can implement such as...

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A Step By Step Guide To Sleep Training Your Baby

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Why You Shouldn't Stop Dating Your Spouse

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How To Celebrate Valentine's Day With The Kids

I think fun holidays allow us as parents to get creative and have fun through a child’s eyes....

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Bring on the Mush!

Honestly, I wanted the opportunity to just relish (in print) the awe that can be motherhood. I know...

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The Power of the Modern Motherhood Community

The year is 2019 we are raising babies without a village, while juggling careers, working from home, or...

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Self Care Is NOT Selfish

Motherhood is everything. It’s fun, its beautiful, it’s laughter, tears, long nights, early mornings, running on little sleep,...

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The Point of Praise

As a behavior specialist and a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) coach at my school, much of...

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Removing Color To Add Happiness!

I started out my journey of motherhood like most first time moms. I only ate the healthiest of...

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Going Back to Work After Baby ... It DOESN'T get any easier.

It’s like déjà vu all over again. 10 years after I returned to work for the first time...

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To Elf or not to Elf... that is the question!

To elf or not to elf? That seems to be the buzzing question among toddler moms. Our oldest...

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Holiday Traditions

I always love to hear what everyone does for the holidays.  Traditions that are both new and old...

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5 Must Haves for Toddlers

Not so long ago, I posted an article about newborn must haves, so it's only fair that I...

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A Trip to the Grandparents

As I’ve been writing about on my Instagram account, my husband and I just took our first trip...

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The "True" Grit of Motherhood

What is Grit?Grit /grit/: NounCourage and Resolve or Strength of Character."Passion and Perseverance for long term goals, stamina,...

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When You Want to Quit

Since becoming a Mom I have become very hard on myself. As they say, we are our own...

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The 4 Best Parenting Books For Baby's First Year

I'll be honest, I'm not actually a huge fan of parenting books in general. I think more often...

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Co-Parenting During the Holidays

Holidays can be an especially tricky time for children of separated parents and for their co-parents. During the...

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Mom Life When You’re A Type “A”

I always considered being a type “A” personality a blessing. In the corporate world, I was always on...

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Embracing the Questions

When we found out we were expecting twins I told my husband we should prepare a one page...

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How to Adjust to Becoming 'Mom'

Becoming a mom, whether for the first time or tenth time, is like starting a new job. With...

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Your Job Is Big Momma, But You Feel Small

     I’m going to dive right into it. Lately I’ve been feeling small. The world is large...

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Seven Ways to Make Chores More Fun for Kids

         We know chores and cleaning are not our children’s favorite activity. Making a mess is...

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5 Brilliant Kid's Shows You Won't Totally Hate

Whether you're a mom who doesn't have a problem with screen time or just a mom who needs...

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5 Tips For Flying With A Toddler

Recently, we had our first trip to the West Coast with our 18 month old. It was our...

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Being Mummy When You're Feeling Ill

If you are ill at work, you stay home. It makes sense of course, why would you go...

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Halloween... My Toddler's Identity Crisis.

Welp…it’s that time of year again…that magical time when parents get to spend a ridiculous amount of money...

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When Your Child Hurts, You Hurt

When your kids hurt, you hurt. There is no greater pain than seeing your child struggle—no matter the...

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Changing Your Mindset - Spread Positivity

In today’s society, we are so often in a competition with each other. Who had a rougher day?...

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My 2 Years Old Throws Food on the Floor!

Hello fellow mamas! I just wanted to share this as it took me a while to improve my...

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Have A Sweet And Safe Halloween With These Tips!

     Ever since we moved into our forever home three years ago we have celebrated numerous holidays...

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What happens when we are dictated by fear

A few nights ago, I was sitting in bed, working, with my 3-year-old asleep next to me. My...

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Stop Being So Hard on Yourself, Mama

Hey, mamas! I know it’s been a while since I’ve popped in! I have been spending some time...

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My Battle with Postpartum Depression

Nothing could have prepared me for the days, weeks, and months that followed the birth of my son.Nothing....

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A Reminder Of Self-Care To Moms

Mamas, it's been a rough two weeks around here in my home. Long story short, Liam has been...

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17 Questions to Ask Your Child Instead of "How Was Your Day in School?"

As the first few weeks of school in this first month of a new year come to an...

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Sensory Play Ideas

If you have a little one then I am sure you have heard the words “sensory play” a...

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The Art of Packing a Low-Maintenance Diaper Bag

I was the epitome of low-maintenance. Hair in messy bun, yoga pants on, and I was out the...

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To Separate or Not To Separate Twins, That is the Question!

First day of school jitters—from what I have seen on social media these past two weeks and from...

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The Important Reason I Say No To My Kid

So a pretty popular "parenting style" these days is positive parenting. One of the key aspects of it...

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Thou Shall Not Covet... Another Mother's Tribe

I’m currently working on a few pieces in the vein of comparison sin because I myself have been...

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My Breastfeeding Journey With Twins

I was fortunate to be able to breastfeed both of my sons and it was an experience that...

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When the Teacher Becomes the Student! Life Lessons From a Three Year Old

     Most days I work tirelessly to teach my daughter's skills; life, school, social ... you name...

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Darling, I'll Always Choose You

Every mom understands the daily struggle. We have about a million things to do and an impossibly long...

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Newborn Must Haves

When I was pregnant with my son, I spent hours searching what I would need for my baby....

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5 Things I Wish I Knew About Exclusive Breastfeeding

We live in an age with a world of knowledge and information at our fingertips, literally. So, when...

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Overwhelmed and Overbooked

As parents, we all know the time we have to pursue our passions can be limited. At times...

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Co-Sleeping With A Toddler - Is It Good Or Bad?

First I want to start off by saying that the more I write, the more I realize how...

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The Elephant In The Room: Stop Patronizing Moms

We need to talk. I love that we are hearing more and more often, "You just have to...

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14 Things No One Ever Told Me About Motherhood

1.  You’ll always feel worried.  All throughout my pregnancy, I tried my best to “enjoy” the process and be...

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Introducing Your Toddler to the ABC's

As an elementary teacher turned stay-at-home mom, it has been quite a joy to watch my little guy...

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From 'Mommy' to 'Mom'

Look at you my beautiful boy! You are 2 1/2 years old and you amaze me more than...

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6 Things Moms Should Be Doing

While I'll be the first to acknowledge moms face a lot of judgement, I also must acknowledge that...

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List of Lasts

The last pregnancy test. The last belly kick. The last labor (thank God). The last sweet first glimpse....

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Back to School Teacher Gifts

Back to school is such an exciting time for both parents and children.  I always think kicking off...

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I try to be the perfect mom. I am not.

When I lose my temper, you think it’s your fault. It’s not your fault. You don’t understand all...

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What you need to know before your child starts Preschool/Kindergarten

      The summer and sun is upon us but before we know it, it will be...

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Finding Balance in Motherhood

Lately, I’ve been reminiscing about my pre-baby days. The days when I seemed to have had a better...

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Why We Make Memories

If you have followed along with my families adventures you know that we are big into traveling. Olivia...

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I'm Not That Type Of Mom

I'm not the mom I thought I would be. I was a nanny before my son was born....

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Easy Ways To Be a More Present Toddler Mom

I’m going to make a huge mom confession. Sometimes there are days where I wake up and immediately...

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Why We Tried for Baby Number Two When Our First-Born was Only 1 ½

Levi was born in April of last year, 18 months after we had our first-born, Mason. Many people are...

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Sprinkle of Courage and Dash of Positivity

rn"I am perfectly content being a stay at home mom and teaching Mommy+Me Fitness three days a week." These...

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6 Tips to Help with a Picky Eater

From about age three through four and a half, my son was a terrible eater! He would only...

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Summer Holiday Survival Guide

In the UK the school summer holidays are about to begin and I believe in the US and...

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Traveling Troubles

Traveling with kids is not for the faint of heart. Being as we are a baseball family and...

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Tips for cruising with an infant

Cruising is such a relaxing vacation but if you throw an infant in the mix it could drastically...

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Fight Me: Why Moms Are Always On The Defence

Have you ever tried to offer someone advice about kids? Hopefully they asked you first! If not, then...

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Ladybug & Bee (Craft on a Stick)

Ladybug and bee table decorations sound just right for a picnic-themed birthday party! These little cute things will...

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Breathe

It has been almost 10 months since my daughter choked on a toy. Ten months. The moments...

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4 Types Of Moms You'll Find In The Mom-Group

Whether it be online or in person, mom groups are a big part of the culture today. Social...

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Just Playing?

“Why do you let them play with all these toys? I would just hide them all and leave...

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The Two Signs You've Got This Mom Thing Under Control

Before I had a baby, I thought I knew a lot about parenting. Now, one year into the...

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The Truth About Judgement: Why The "Organized Mom" Isn't Your Enemy"

I often talk about how motherhood has changed over the years and the advantages and disadvantages moms today...

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Perfecting Motherhood

So let’s be real. Who is a perfect mom? If you would have asked me that when I...

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Growing Pains

You know folks have always told me that it is a sad day when your little one reaches...

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10 TIPS FOR HIKING WITH KIDS

1. Start a tradition!Pick a good hiking day for your family's schedule and try your best to stick to...

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Why You Should be Listening to One Bad Mother

One Bad Mother is a podcast and it is the single greatest addition to my parenting life. I...

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Does My Child Still Love Me?

I have always heard of a child needing love and attention from their mother and father but in...

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Breaking Free of Infertility and Childloss

1 in 8 women have infertility. 1 in 4 women have miscarried or lost an unborn baby. *...

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What it Really Means to be a Doctor Mom

#realtalk, sometimes I feel like I am absolutely drowning. On social media, we typically show our best selves,...

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I’m Doing the Best I Can

There are some days as a stay-at-home mom of four young kids that I feel as though I’ve...

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Stay At Home Moms - What is Their Job?

Before I was a mom I had a total different view point on stay at home moms. I...

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And Then There Were Two

It’s perfectly normal to be scared about the birth of your second child … but, yes, you’ll love...

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Essential Oils and Toddlers

At some point, I might do an "Essential Oils and Babies" article, but this is much more relevant...

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4 Things That May Not Go As Planned With Your Newborn

Pregnancy and planning go hand in hand. By the time we’re ready to meet baby, we have a...

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Baby Haze

Yes they haze you! Those sweet, little bundles of joy. With their soft skin and amazing smelling heads....

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Noise Machines: Are They Safe?

The other day my friend mentioned her baby wakes up in the middle of the night when her...

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Tough Love: 4 Life Lessons You Didn't Know Your Kids Needed

We all have things we want for our children. Traits we are working to teach them. Goals we...

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My Toddler Stylist Challenge

I have been a stay at home mom for over three years. I’m still trying to make every...

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Being a Doctor and a Mom

As a brand new mother with an MD after her name, you would think I would know everything...

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The “Terrible-Twos” Tantrum Roadmap

“A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.”-...

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Getting Through the Grocery Store

As parents, we've all been there. That moment when things go south and fall apart in the middle...

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I Can’t Have a Conversation, I’m a Mom

It happens all the time. At church. At preschool drop-off. At library story time. On the phone. I...

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Supermom

Let’s be real—even the super-est of Supermoms crash and burn sometimes. No matter what we see out there...

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the kindest of them all?

As my daughter is getting older I notice that, even though I want many things for her, the...

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Speaking positivity into my motherhood

One thing I’m most proud of thatpeople say about me is I’m passionate. But ironically, it’s also something...

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Waiting for Words

Mama I looked at my beautiful baby girl. Long, dark hair that I had not yet let...

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The Perfect Parent Syndrome

Ever been bullied online and felt like everything you were doing was wrong? Or how about being degraded...

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5 Things To Put On Your Registry, NOW!

There you are, standing in the middle of a big box store. Price Gun in hand. Paralyzed by...

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7 Items for your Go Bag!

As time ticks down closer to your due date, you’re probably in full on nesting mode. Getting everything...

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