6 Ways to Teach Advent to Our Children

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The holiday season can be so busy. In our family, we are striving to create family memories, have quiet reflections, and celebrate meaningful traditions.  The main way we have refocused the month of December around...

Am I A Grinch For Wanting A Minimalist Christmas?

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Am I A Grinch For Wanting A Minimalist Christmas? For quite a while now, I’ve struggled with my relationship to “stuff.” Deep down, I want to be a minimalist. And by minimalist, I don’t...

Making it Work as a Working Mom

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5 things you must absolutely have to make your life easy as a working mom who once thought she’d never understand stay at home parents. As you may have read here and here, I was...
The author and her extended family with their blend as well!

Five Principles for New Step-Parents

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I used to feel my blood boil when a passing stranger would say “you’ll understand when you have real kids”. Didn’t they know who researched doctors? Who did literal and emotional backbends to get...

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month. Did you know that dyslexia affects as much as 10%-20% of the entire worlds population and makes up 80%-90% of those with specific learning disabilities in the school...

Parenting with PTSD: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. This is my journey to realizing that I'm parenting with PTSD. According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men...

Tips for the Step-Parent Obstacle Course

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Being a step-parent isn't the easiest job in the world. When I first met the boys I didn’t have any kids of my own so to say I was a bit nervous at our first...

Sex Ed: The Whys and Hows of the Birds and the Bees

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For many new parents, the thought of sex ed (education) either conjures images from the Netflix series or awkward conversations with their own parents from their childhood. It doesn’t have to be this way!...

3 Tips for International Family Travel

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After a long hibernation of COVID lockdowns, we are getting back out into the world with pandemic children and babies, some of whom have never met a plane or left the country! When you...

National Son and Daughter Day

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It’s National Son and Daughter Day! Much like Mother’s and Father’s Day, this holiday is meant to encourage parents to celebrate their children and to create intentional loving memories with them. It’s as simple...