Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

In high school, we had to take a survey that asked, “When will you be living your best life?” Childhood, high school, college, adult or retirement? But why is life broken down by stages? Wouldn’t it be better to live in the moment? Read More

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Making Friends in Your 30s

Making Friends in Your 30s

Making new friends is difficult at any age. Though, arguably, the older I get, the harder it becomes. No longer can I rely on a lucky class schedule or a gaggle of neighborhood kids when it comes to making connections. At a certain age, now, I actually kind of have to, you know, work for it (ugh). Read More

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A Week of Single Parenting

A Week of Single Parenting

Recently, my husband went out of town for a week. Leaving me at home with the kids…all by myself! After that long week, I now sing a song of praises to all single parents, especially moms. Read More

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The Romantic Rut

The Romantic Rut

Date night? What’s that? The thing I replaced with “Your turn to bathe the kids” night or “I’m working late again” night. Read More

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Mommy Me Time

Mommy Me Time

We all have our mommy to-do lists. After dropping off the kids, working a full day with deadlines that never end, picking up the kids, making dinner, doing homework, giving baths, reading stories before bed and doing housework, I am too tired to do anything for me. I just put on my pjs and go to sleep. I know that tomorrow will be the same as today. That’s why I realized that taking time for myself is necessary. Read More

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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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