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How to Remain (or Become) a Calm Mama

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I am a sucker for all of the cliche quotes floating around Facebook and Instagram about calm parenting. You’ve probably seen some of them, like: “When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it’s our job to share our calm, not join their chaos.” I could go on with so …

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Reflections: Interviews with 4 Moms of Adult Children

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I had the privilege of asking 10 reflective questions to moms who are “done” raising their children. (Translation: We know motherhood is never “done” or over with — but this means these moms don’t have children who live in their homes anymore, and their roles in their adult children’s lives have changed). …

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Keep Calm and Puppy On (With a Toddler)

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“You know how no one told you how hard it is to have a baby?” I heard my best friend’s voice say in a comfortably familiar tone through my cell phone, “Well this is me saying, if you get a puppy with a toddler, its going to be hard. This …

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A Day In The Life of a Mom Who “Has it all”

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A quick introduction: I’m married, I have a full-time job, I work from home on days that I’m not frantically traveling across the country, and I have two kids, ages 2 and 5. From the outside, we are living the American Dream. We have a cat, a dog (AND they like …

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Why I Will Not Use Writing as a Punishment

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As I watched my daughter in her tumbling class a couple weeks ago, I couldn’t help but eavesdrop on a conversation —because it was happening right next to me—between the mom sitting beside me and another mother. They were bemoaning the obstinate attitudes of their preteen girls, swapping ideas about …

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Dangers of Social Media and Technology for our Kids

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There are some obvious dangers of social media that as parents we know exist.  We all must protect our children and teach them that there are predators everywhere and their social media accounts need to be kept private.  As much as we try to do this, have you ever looked …

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The One Where It Turns Out I’m Not Handling It All That Well

Frantic Mother

The word that best describes my life right now is: frantic. I feel like no matter what I do, no matter how well I prepare for each day, I am completely frantic.  I feel like I’m constantly in a race against time to try to get done what needs to …

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