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What I Wish I Would Have Known as a First Time Mom

What I Wish I Would Have Known as a First Time Mom

So you’re expecting your first child. Have you read more parenting books, blogs, and pamphlets than your eyeballs can take? Do you feel like you’ve spent the majority of your pregnancy on Google asking about birth plans, vaccines, diapering, feeding, baby products, etc.? Has everyone given you advice, even when you don’t ask for it? […]

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Rehoming Our Family Pet

Two days ago, my husband and I did something we swore up and down we would never do. No, I am not talking about a cliché pre-parenting thing such as let our kids watch TV or eat sweets. We rehomed one of our beloved dogs. It was a gut-wrenching decision that we went back and […]

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Beginner's Mind: "Shoshin" Parenting

Beginner’s Mind: “Shoshin” Parenting

Last school year I had the opportunity to hear educator, author, and speaker, Mr. John Perricone. His words spoken that day, as well as the words written in his book, Zen and the Art of Public School Teaching, changed me. He spoke of the Zen philosophy taught to him by his karate master, known as Master […]

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