8 Ways You Can Dream (And Still Be A Great Mother)

Motherhood is a funny thing. A lot of us dream of being moms and having a family from the time we are little girls. Then, when we become moms we are suddenly filled with uncertainty, questions and often an odd loneliness, not to mention anxiety that we weren’t prepared for. We rely on our friends […]

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An Open Letter to the Mom Who Failed Today

To the Mom Who Failed Today: I hear you. Today wasn’t my day either. I yelled too much, dropped one too many “f bombs” although only a few in front of the children. I cried. I lost my temper. My kids cried. We had McDonalds for dinner and I let them watch entirely too much […]

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6 Rules for Raising Emotionally Secure Children

We all have big hopes and dreams for our children. Get a good job, marry a loving spouse, be kind, etc. We want the world for them and we want them to “one-up” us. We want to raise the change-makers, the leaders of the world, the future Princess Diana’s, Mother Theresa’s, Bill Gates, and Gandhi’s. […]

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Getting to Know the New You

I am 33 years old and a mama to two amazing tiny humans. Seriously, I know we all think our kids are great, but these little men have taught me more in the short time that they’ve been around then I think I’ve learned my whole life. When I say amazing I mean ah.maz.ing. My […]

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The Truth About Motherhood.

Why is it that we as moms/parents are made to feel awful for talking about how freaking hard this is? We are supposed to “live in the moment,” and “enjoy it because you’ll blink and they’ll be all grown,” or a personal favorite of mine “this is the easy part.” I realize that one day […]

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My WTF Child

My WTF Child Every so often, a WTF child is born. You know, that large as life kid doing all the insane shit that continually leaves you saying WTF??? From the moment he was born, he was a pistol. He was the ruler of our universe and he let everyone know. It was a rather […]

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Finding Your Tribe.

Finding Your Tribe. We all know that term. “The One.” It means so much to so many hopeful, aspiring, young women. It’s the guy who gives us butterflies when he calls or texts, or if you’re from the Olden Days like myself, when he sends you an instant message. It’s that feeling of the first […]

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27 Pieces of Advice from Experienced Moms to Newbies

When I found out I was pregnant with my first son, I totally thought I knew what I was doing. I had worked with kids for over 10 years… little, little kids, even infants. I had changed more diapers than I could have ever imagined and I had even provided new parents advice, if you […]

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Natural Childbirth

Natural Childbirth “Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear.” -Jane Weideman I’ve told this story, or various fractions of it before, to close friends and family. I’ve talked about why I chose to deliver not one, but both, of my babies without so much as even an aspirin and why I’d do […]

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10 Things That Inspire Me As a Mom

Moms who Inspire Us Recently at work, I received the latest edition of Parents magazine in the mail. After tearing the plastic off, I was immediately awestruck at the exquisiteness of cover model, mom Hilaria Baldwin. From her perfect smile and smokey eyes, to her sun-kissed, shaved legs and beautifully manicured toes, she is simply […]

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