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28 Lessons from My Father

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Although my dad is no longer on this earth, I still like to think of ways to honor him. I'd like to share some of the wisdom he passed on that guides me throughout life, and that I'm passing on to my son.

20 Lessons from 20 Years of Mothering

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No matter how much you want to punch the sweet older lady who says, “Oh, enjoy these days,” while your child pitches a fit in the middle of Target – I promise. You will one day BE that older lady, and you won’t even be able to help yourself as this dreaded phrase passes your lips.

Motherhood 2.0: The Evolution of Mom

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The beauty of motherhood is that we didn't become moms because we had somehow "arrived," we are moms because we have so much yet to learn. Motherhood refines us, strips us down, roughs us up, and spits us out all shiny, wise, and grey haired.

Five Ways to Help Kids Who Worry

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When expecting my daughter, I wondered if she'd inherit my green eyes and creativity. I didn't think much, however, about the traits I hoped she and I would not share. As luck and genetics would have it, we're both big worry warts. My heart sinks every time she wrings her hands and bites the inside of her lip. I can relate to the helpless feeling worry can bring.

Picking My Battles: Three Things I Let My Toddler Do

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Pick your battles. It's a cliche, an overused phrase that gets tossed around so much we barely even acknowledge it when someone says it,...

Such a Good Mom

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Recently I have been having a discussion with myself about what makes a good mom. I realize I need to own a truth. Lately,...

The Mom In The Yellow Hat: Lessons Learned from Cartoon Parents

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My kiddos probably get a little more than the recommended screen time. We're working on backing off the built-in babysitter, but it's tough! In...