Tag: parenting

Friendship in Your Thirties: The Sweet Spot

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When you’ve made it to friendship in your thirties, you’ve done just that...made it. By now you’ve done a pretty good job weeding through...

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...

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...

Help! Is My Daughter Ready to Start Shaving?

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When your daughter is ready to start shaving, you may have conflicted feelings and a LOT of questions. Here’s what you need to know...

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...

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...

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...

No Mama, You DON’T Need to be Productive During Naptime

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Fellow moms, let’s take a moment to talk about unrealistic expectations even for the little things like naptime. If this pandemic world has taught...

Could Your Child Have Autism? April Is Autism Acceptance Month

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We are a family affected by autism - our oldest daughter is on the spectrum. She wasn't diagnosed until 14, when a very perceptive...

How to Encourage Independent Play in Your Children

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Back when I was a new mom, I thought I had to play with my baby all the time. Even if my son was...