Thank you to Emily Jordan for this guest post about ways to have meaningful conversations with your pre-teen!  I can still see it clear as day: hopping into the front seat of my mom’s car after school, tossing my backpack...
Frequent feedings, endless pumping sessions, sleepless nights, painful engorgement, clogged ducts—I thought I'd be ecstatic when the day finally came to stop breastfeeding.  But I wasn't. The truth is, it took me a while to realize that this was the...
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Potty Training Magic

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Oh, the magic of potty training! When my firstborn was at this stage, I read all the books. I asked every experienced parent I talked to. I combed online parenting forums.  I made a plan and prepared myself for battle.  Then, as...
Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year, is here again! My favorite part about holidays is all the family memories you create from baking cookies, gazing at the lights, and my family's MOST favorite tradition is ending the...
My toddler is a picky eater. My toddler will not eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. She won’t eat macaroni and cheese. She won’t eat a blueberry muffin . . . unless I pick out the blueberries. The list could go on...
So I did a thing last month. I hosted a sleepover for my daughter’s eighth birthday. And let me just say . . . it didn’t go as I had imagined. It was absolutely insane. Seriously. And so, as a...
Recently, I went to my ten-year-old daughter’s fundraising fun-run at school. She begged me to come, tearing up at the mere thought that I wouldn’t be there. I wrangled some time off from work and showed up at the...
Our soon-to-be second son had immediately reached for dinosaurs off the playroom shelf. I should have dove in, right then and there, and played with the dinosaurs alongside him. I realize he may not have even been receptive to...
A few (no longer a "couple") of decades ago my mom gave me blanket permission to use her as an excuse. If I did not want to go somewhere with my friends, all I had to say was "my...
I hear it . . . the grumblings of the parents. These kids think they have somehow fooled us all. VSCO girls and E Girls and the factions in-between. I mean really??? They are too young for Clueless and...

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