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Advice for New Elementary Moms

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We try to buy interesting, but not trendy, backpack patterns since these will last a little longer than one school year. May I suggest dark colors to hide the myriad of spills, markers, and ground crayons that will be absorbed? Similarly, get the good folders and the real pencils.

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,...