One thing I had no idea about early motherhood, is how you will constantly be washing your hands. You’ll begin to structure the day’s activities to minimize trips to the sink. You will marvel at all the soap you...
My daughter Faith is 11. She is so smart, strong, brave, funny, and talented.  She is amazing and her smile lights up the world.  Feelings We’ve been talking a lot about feelings. It’s important to me that Faith knows her feelings...
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Failing to Love

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It was time for us to start our daily reading when yet another battle began.  I was not in the mood for this.  Dinner time was fast approaching and every minute wasted arguing about reading instead of doing her...

A 30 Day Challenge

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Kale Anyone? When I write about a 30 Day Challenge, most of you are probably thinking of protein shakes, 6 a.m. runs and kale. Nope, I already told you that I am not a hiker so feel free to breathe...
So I never expected to be a Soccer Mom. Maybe a Basketball Mom since basketball was huge in my family but never a Soccer Mom. Flash forward to today. I have the chair, the one with the sun shade on...
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...
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 was at my local Target the other day buying tampons and toothpaste, which somehow totaled $98.12, when the perky sales associate asked what I wanted for Christmas this year. Hmmm?  At first I thought this girl was sus (her...
At the end of every day, usually over a dinner I quickly scramble together, my husband and I ask our two girls: “What was the hardest part of your day? What was the best part?” The answers are raw...
If children are our future, then let’s put more trust in them. They Have Value Sometimes it seems we don’t value what our own children have to share with us or what they have to say. If we just pause and...

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