If you give a teacher a student, she will want a pencil to go with it. The pencil will remind her that 1+1 = 2 which is basically equivalent to a whole classroom of students. The students will remind her that...
Your teenager may not be as “lazy” as you give them credit for! It may be a matter of really working together to set them up for sleep success.  Somewhere between ages 12-19, your sweet little child flips a switch,...
Spring is upon us! The days are getting warmer and longer, flowers are blooming, and our kids want to spend more time outside. Around this time do you start fighting with your kids more and more after school about...
12 x 4 inch, extra large, deep fried, custom designed donuts. No, I'm not drafting an incredibly hip wedding dessert spread, or describing the precise thing your cardiologist tells you not to eat once you hit 45. That's just...
It's hard for me to be the play mom.  I think it might be because of my family of origin, but I sometimes have a tough time connecting with my children. That's a scary thing for me to write, but it's...
It can be exhausting when your child has trouble falling asleep at night. As parents, our to-do list these days seems unending, and after a long day, the last thing we need is our child(ren) fighting us about sleep. As...
Becoming a step-parent actually doesn't happen in 1 day or the day you say "I do". It takes time. Step-parenting can be a very challenging thing to navigate. It teaches us new boundaries, to see things from another perspective and...
As my boys get older, my heart smiles when I hear them talk about the reason for the season and the depth that comes with it. I also see the magic and wonder trying to fade away. When they...
From the very moment I saw those two pink lines, I knew I had a huge responsibility ahead of me. There are SO many decisions to be made when having children. I am a planner. To the core. I choose...
I had my first daughter when I was a whopping 19 years old. I was married right after high school, and was divorced by the time I was 21 (10/10 would not recommend). I left my first marriage without...
It’s here- today is THE day, the one you and your freshly turned 6-year-old have been waiting for. Birthday party time! Your house is adorned with homemade decorations (unless you’re a third child or later, then sorry kid- that...
Does your kid snore like a trucker? Samesies. Maybe they have constant strep or sleep apnea. You know what might be in your future? A kind ENT looking you right in your eyeballs and telling you "Those are literally...

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