And We’re Back to Co-Sleeping

And We’re Back to Co-Sleeping

About a year ago, I wrote about transitioning my daughter into a “big girl bed.” At the end of the post, I wrote that she now sleeps in her bed in her own room by herself. Well…not anymore! Read More

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Is This a Drop-Off Birthday Party or One Where the Parent Stays?

Is This a Drop-Off Birthday Party or One Where the Parent Stays?

Parenting is never smooth sailing. For the big problems, I seek guidance from my pediatrician or other professional advisors. But for the “how-to” questions or the non-emergency “glitches,” I turn to my parents or my parenting peers. My most recent question was a little tricky. It wasn’t about birthday planning. More like birthday etiquette. Read More

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Setting Screen Time Rules for Your Family

Setting Screen Time Rules for Your Family

Here we go again. Another school year is underway, and that means homework and after-school activities. But when homework is done and there aren’t any after-school activities, a lot of parents wonder, “Is it okay to give my child the iPad or allow them to watch TV?” Read More

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Is My Child a Picky Eater or Problem Feeder?

Is My Child a Picky Eater or Problem Feeder?

Chicken nuggets, corn dogs, french fries, grilled cheese…repeat, repeat, repeat! Sound like a familiar menu in your household? Kids tend to gravitate toward processed, bland foods because these foods are predictable and easy to eat. Read More

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Realizing You’re Not the Fun Parent

Realizing You’re Not the Fun Parent

This weekend, I realized I’m not the fun parent. I try to do fun things with the kids, but when my husband is involved he’s like a big kid himself. Our children’s faces light up when Dad’s around. Read More

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Mom, Is the Easter Bunny Real?

Mom, Is the Easter Bunny Real?

The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy—these are just some of the lies we tell our children. Most children are raised to believe that their parents know best. Are we actually Pinocchio parenting or lying? Read More

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Are We Done Having Kids?

Are We Done Having Kids?

Growing up everyone always asked you, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My answer: I wanted to be a mom. Sure, I went to college, graduated and got a full-time job, but I knew I was put on this earth to become a mom. Read More

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We Don’t Know What Lies Ahead

We Don’t Know What Lies Ahead

This past weekend, my husband and I traveled to Dallas, Texas to join in the baptism celebration of our new grandniece. As always, the visit to Dallas was too short but filled with laughter and lots of love for family. Read More

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Is It Possible to Eat Healthy on a Budget with Kids?

Is It Possible to Eat Healthy on a Budget with Kids?

No caffeine, no alcohol, no dairy, no gluten, no processed foods, no refined sugars and no eating after 7 p.m. I decided it was time to challenge myself and start the 10-Day Shred. Read More

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Thriving, Not Surviving Parenting

Thriving, Not Surviving Parenting

Let me break this down for you. From the time our children are born and turn 18, there are 940 Saturdays. Think about that. 940 Saturdays. Read More

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The Post-Holiday Letdown

The Post-Holiday Letdown

What goes up, must come down. It’s physics. The presents are unwrapped, the decorations are gone and Stuart the Elf went back to the North Pole. Read More

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When You Can’t Get the Perfect Gift for Your Child

When You Can’t Get the Perfect Gift for Your Child

I wanted Cabbage Patch Kids. My husband wanted Teddy Ruxpin. And there were toys like Lite-Brite, Garfield, Casey the Talking Robot and Care Bears! Read More

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