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Are You Pushing Your Kids Too Hard: Why Extracurriculars Don’t Matter THAT Much

A few weeks ago parents were invited to watch the last 10 minutes of dance class. A rare treat. I sat on the floor as my sweet 7 year old performed with her friends. Their dance was beautiful and I was amazed at how in sync they were. I videoed and smiled and held back… Continue reading Are You Pushing Your Kids Too Hard: Why Extracurriculars Don’t Matter THAT Much

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That Stay at Home Mom IS Judging You: Here’s Why

Do you ever feel like moms on the “other side” are judging you? The breastfeeding moms? The working moms? Do you ever feel like that article they shared was a subtle jab at you? Well, I’m going to be REALLY honest with you: They ARE judging you and it WAS a jab. Do you know… Continue reading That Stay at Home Mom IS Judging You: Here’s Why

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Serious Question: How Do You People Remember to Dress Your Kids for the Cold?

I went out into the world today to get my 4 year old’s hair cut because that’s what competent mothers do apparently. Before we left, I checked the weather (and by “checked the weather” I mean I stuck my arm out the front door and waved it around). Crap. It was cold. My arm estimated… Continue reading Serious Question: How Do You People Remember to Dress Your Kids for the Cold?

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Mothering is Supposed to be Both Messy and Sweet (and So Are You!)

I spend a lot of time talking about the sticky parts of motherhood. That’s mostly because I’m all about showing my junk. I show my junk so you know you’re not the only one with junk. Motherhood IS sticky, there’s no doubt about that, but it’s also beautiful, right? I have this kid, she’s a… Continue reading Mothering is Supposed to be Both Messy and Sweet (and So Are You!)

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The One Thing Moms Need to Remain Sane: The Mom Non-Negotiable

Yesterday I remembered it was costume day at dance and today I remembered to send Halloween candy to school. Also, I don’t want to brag, but I signed the field trip form WITHOUT a reminder text from the teacher. So, you see, I remember things. I’m basically a parenting expert. Anyone need discipline tips? Seriously… Continue reading The One Thing Moms Need to Remain Sane: The Mom Non-Negotiable