I’m a “Puddle Parent,” and Here’s Why

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Helicopter parent. Snowplow parent. Tiger parent. Jellyfish parent? I’ve never strongly identified with any of these parenting styles, but recently I heard one that I can get on board with: puddle parent. Broadly defined,...
Martine Boursiquot-LaConte

5 Things I Wish I Was Told About Motherhood Before Becoming a Mother

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As a first time or new parent, the amount of advice from friends, family and strangers alike can at times be helpful and reassuring but can also be completely overwhelming and confusing. There are...

3 Simple Steps: Meditation For Busy Moms

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3 Simple Steps: Meditation For Busy Moms | If I had to guess, you’re on the toilet or lying in your bed before going to sleep soaking up the few precious minutes you have...
Baby Safety

9 Personal Tips for Baby Safety Awareness Month

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When I first discovered I was going to be a mom, we lived in a studio apartment in Round Rock TX: boxes from my recent move from NM, took up half of the living...
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10 Practical Tips :: Teaching Teens About Driver Safety

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For years you’ve dreaded this moment and have done your best to mentally prepare yourself to teach teach driver safety to your teen. The thought of your teenager sitting behind the wheel of one...
Phone

Dear iPhone: I Wish I Knew How to Quit You

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I listened to an interview with Elon Musk a while ago in which he said, “Your phone is already an extension of you. You’re already a cyborg.” I have been so addicted to my...
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Back-To-School Traditions: What Are Your Favorites?

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What are your family's favorite back-to-school traditions? Growing up, my family had a “tradition” for everything. For New Year’s Eve, as a pastor’s family, we all gathered in a circle at midnight to “pray in”...

Celebrate Your Children on National Son and Daughter Day!

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August 11th is National Son and Daughter Day! Plan to celebrate and show your children that they are valued and appreciated. The idea to celebrate sons and daughters started in the state of Missouri during...
Boat Safety

6 Boat Safety Tips Every Family Needs To Know

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I noticed tears well up in my sister’s eyes as I sat back to watch the dark storm clouds move unpredictably across Lake Travis. I didn’t like the thought of it either. The lake...
Husband

My Husband is Capable of Taking Care of the Home Too

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My Husband is Capable of Taking Care of the Home Too | My house is a mess, my daughter is teething while very clinging, the dog is driving me crazy with her random barking,...