personal space

Protecting My Child’s Personal Space | Next Time I’ll Be Her Voice

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I’m a first-time mom, and I have gained a level of anxiety that I can not fully explain. I worry all the time about my precious baby girl. I’m worried about the...
Safe Alliance

Don’t Let Your baggage Affect Your Kids’ Relationships | The SAFE Alliance

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We all have relationship baggage. Some of us have a cocktail clutch and some of us have a whole set of monogrammed luggage, but we all have baggage. For many of us, that baggage means...
toddler tantrums

I Thought I Knew My Parenting Style, But Tantrums Changed Me

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Toddler tantrums. Let’s talk about it. We are officially in the tantrum phase and let me tell you, it has challenged every single parenting philosophy I thought I believed in. Before you become a...
Sugar

How Much Sugar is Too Much For Kids?

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How much sugar is too much for kids? This question is probably one you have thought about a few times (at least) as you shop for your family, make meals and snacks for you...

Parents, It’s Okay to Grieve the Small Pandemic Losses

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My daughter was five months old when the country shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I was finally feeling the newborn fog beginning to lift and slowly settling into life as a mom...

Favorite Diverse Board Books Featuring Faces of Color

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As part of my commitment to raising race-conscious children, I’ve been diversifying our bookshelves—purchasing and checking out books from the library that feature faces and characters from all different races and ethnicities. I want...
Mothers and Daughters

She’s NOT My Mini | Mothers, Daughters, and Identity

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Lately, as my daughter enters her preteens, I've been thinking more about identity- mine, hers, and the complicated relationship between mothers and daughters. I’ve never been one to refer to my daughter as my...
Divorce

How To Make Divorce Easier On Your Kids

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If you’d told me 25 years ago I’d be writing a post about how to make divorce easier on your kids - as if it were a subject I would actually know anything about,...
Motherhood

5 Things I Wish Women Would Share About Motherhood

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The picture we often get of motherhood is either one of rosy homesteading where children are nothing but a joy, or one of constant sacrifice where children are nothing but a burden until it’s...

Precious Cargo: Traveling with Kids by Car

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Gone are the days that you pack your car with best friends, roll down the windows and crank up the girl power anthems. Road trips and in general, traveling with kids look less like...