The Ride Home

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The summer is over in a blink of an eye and new school years and new sports seasons are already upon us.  Whether your children are younger or older, sports can be a huge benefit to their lives.  Whether...
My two-year-old sat on the kitchen floor, fiddling with a puzzle piece she couldn’t get to fit. “Damn it,” she said, calmly. I froze, stunned. “What did you say?!” I sank down to her level, my eyeballs bulging out of their...
Have you ever had a conversation with a mom who homeschools her kids?  Perhaps, you met at a park or happened to be invited to the same birthday party.  “Where do your kids go to school?” you ask. "Oh, we...
My sister graduated from college a few years back.  I forget how old she was but it was definitely closer to 50 than 20.  She had kept plugging away at units as she raised 3 children, endured numerous military...
The Clothes Struggle There are some kids that enjoy streaking throughout the house and you have to bargain for them to put pants on before you leave the house.  Thankfully, my house was not that house.  However, the struggle was still very...
Let’s get uncomfortable and start the conversation. Shall we? Let's talk about mom guilt. Mom Guilt I’ll go first…. When I had my beautiful daughter Faith, I was self-employed, which meant that if I didn’t work then I didn’t get paid. I...
  All Those Questions I remember being a brand-new mom, pacing in the pediatrician’s office with my newborn, and reading her all my scattered notes on nursing.  “What do I do!?”  I wanted to know.  The lactation consultant’s advice differed from...
I grew up in a family of all girls, so a lot of times, I feel unprepared as a boy mom. On social media, I recently shared a meme that had “Protect Your Daughter” crossed off and replaced by...

Proud Momma

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It hit me the other day that as much as I want my parents to be proud of me, what I really want is for my kids to be proud of me. My kids are with me almost 24/7...
The “mommy shame” game seems to be everywhere.  We see it on social media, reality tv, magazines, twitter, tiktok and on and on. It almost seems to have become an acceptable part of our society.  It Starts Early Mom shaming can...

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Pumpkin Patches Around Ventura County

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Happy Fall, y’all! Fall is HERE! Which also means HALLOWEEN!  Soon, the air will get cooler, the sun will go down sooner, and we’ll switch...