Why We Are Breaking With Tradition

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  “We’ve always done it this way.” That sentence always makes me stop in my tracks. Growing up, I never questioned when someone would say that girls and boys should act a certain way. I...

I Caught My Teenager Drinking

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No. Not this. I’m not ready. I miss the innocence. My heart hurts. What have I done wrong? On Halloween night, I agreed to let my son have a few of his closest friends over...

You’re Doing Parenting All Wrong

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Welcome to parenting, where you’re given no guide to navigate yet still manage to do it all wrong. If you grew up in a perfectly parented home, hopefully you can pass along the goodness. If...

Toddler Friendly YouTube Links

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YouTube often gets a bad rap, but there are some beneficial and educational videos out there. I’m not advocating for always plopping your kid in front of a screen, but we all know there...

Evolution Of A Hero From Childhood To Motherhood

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A hero is defined by someone who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Over the course of my life I have changed how I answer the question of “my hero”....

Going Back To Work After Being a SAHM For 2 Years…

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I just gave birth to a tiny human three months ago (in May), and I'll be starting a job in two weeks. So I guess technically I'll be going back to work with a...

Dad & Baby Bonding Tips

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Mom and baby... goes hand in hand since day one. From breastfeeding to soothing sessions at 2am, and the list continues. But...daddy needs some love also! Some fathers tend to struggle with building the initial bond...

Why I Need Friends

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Reflecting on the big milestones in my life – graduating from high school and college, getting confirmed, my wedding, moving to Austin, my kids’ births and birthdays, the death of my dad, running my...

What’s In Your Diaper Bag?

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My diaper bag is an ever-evolving thing. I am an enneagram type 1/ type A personality so lists are my best friends, and I started a list of what I’d need in my little...

Terrible Twos? Try Threenagers.

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  People always talk about the “terrible twos.” There are tons of jokes out there about a kid's second year. Heck even popular T.V. shows address the issue (see this Terrible Twos episode from the...