Do you love to read? Have you made a resolution to read more in 2022? Do you want to connect with other area moms and talk about books? Or really, talk about anything?!? We need one another, we need to read, we...
(Trigger Warning:  This article discusses miscarriage and the emotion and physical impacts.) 1 in 25 I didn't know you could miscarry after having multiple healthy pregnancies. Does that make me naive? Ignorant? I feel like I should have known, or at least...
I See You I see you taking my daughter for six and a half hours a day inside the four walls of a classroom covered in each child’s colorful, miraculous art. It is a room you created and made with...
Being a single mom, we are naturally proud. We do everything and I mean everything by ourselves. The judgement. People whispering. Why does she have all those kids?Well note to self.  I didn’t dream as a little girl to...
Gluten Free! It has been a hot topic over the last couple of years.  Rather you are newly diagnosed Celiac or love someone who needs to eat gluten free, it can be tricky finding a safe place to eat with...
Framing Conversations About Tech Use to Avoid Conflict Conversations about tech use fuel family conflict. Carefully framing conversations is critical to supporting open, honest and productive conversations with your children as they grow. Tips to frame conversations about tech use Tip 1:...
I don’t like the word tribe. It’s a trendy, overused word that needs to be retired in 2022 (along with adulting, the use of littles as a noun, and the phrase level up). However, the concept of a tribe, especially...

The B-Word

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As the person who does 95% of our food shopping in my household, I cannot get over the cost of food right now. At the beginning of the pandemic, I regularly spent approximately $200 a week on groceries for...

I Am Powerful

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I grew up in a time when we were encouraged to give away our power. There was no rule that said explicitly, ‘give away your power’. It was more implied.  Give Away My Power “Annette just let your Grandma Irene pinch...

Be an Imposter Assassin

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Imposter syndrome is a real thing, especially for women. Even when we earn a role (be it at work, at home, in the community – I’m talking manager, mother, organization board member..) we feel like we don’t actually live up...

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Guide to Gluten-Free Dining Options

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Gluten Free! It has been a hot topic over the last couple of years.  Rather you are newly diagnosed Celiac or love someone who needs...
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