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Being Known as "The Strict Mom"

Being Known as “The Strict Mom”

This summer I was able to get together with some friends for a night of catching up. We enjoyed each others’ company over a glass of wine out by the fire pit on a cool night. Over the course of the evening, we reminisced about the younger years when our daughters first met and how […]

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Learning the Power of Saying "No"

Learning the Power of Saying No

I’m a yes person. Can you join this committee? Yes! Can you take on this project? Yes! Are you available Saturday afternoon from 2-4? Yes! You in for girls night Friday? Yes! I don’t say “Yes” to things I don’t want to do. My problem is that I want to do ALL OF THE THINGS. […]

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Your Chaos Might Make Someone's Day

Your Chaos Might Make Someone’s Day

It was my last day of summer break with the kids. I was struggling to make it both fun for them and productive for me, since I knew that heading back to teaching meant losing the freedom to run errands as needed. I had to make a return and exchange at Old Navy. That’s when […]

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The Hardest Part of Motherhood

The Hardest Part of Motherhood

Our family has been through a lot over the past 14 months. Way more than I anticipated and definitely more than I would have wished. Especially for my children. Three moves. Two new schools. Lots of upheaval. And plenty of anxiety for this mama now that a new school year is starting. As I sit […]

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crunchy mom doesn't mean perfect mom

Crunchy Mom Doesn’t Mean Perfect Mom

The label “crunchy mom” has been getting a lot of bad press lately, and frankly, it’s bumming me out. Confession: I am a self-proclaimed crunchy mom, meaning I strive for a holistic, mindful, and eco-friendly lifestyle. I breastfed into toddlerhood. I purchase from natural food stores. I buy organic when I can. I support local […]

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Police Week I'm Happy I was Pulled Over With my Kids

Police Week: I’m Happy I was Pulled Over with My Kids

It was dreary Thursday, driving our little buddy home from preschool. My mini-van was full with three five-year-olds and a toddler, all buckled into their carseats. A weather alert came over the radio and I found myself answering question after question. I was trying to explain the difference between a tornado warning and a tornado […]

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Say WHAT?! Dealing with a Mouthy Kid

Say WHAT?! Dealing with a Mouthy Kid

I was told a few years back to enjoy the innocence of my children before they start school because that’s when things “get ugly.” It is clearly something that I thought was funny and not serious. One of those things where you think that will NEVER be your child or children (insert laughter). Well, I’m […]

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