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Demystifying the capabilities of parents, and recognizing when to ask for help.

Okay parents, let’s be real with each other for a moment. How often do you need help? Go on, it’s okay to answer. Now… how often do you ask for help? Do you see a discrepancy? I sure do. I am proud. Or I’m…

Why we should stop attaching “Bad” to our name.

I am quite guilty of adding “Bad” to my title. You will hear me say, “I’m a Bad Mom”, or “I’m a Bad Wife”. But if you are like me, it’s time for both of us to stop. We are not doing ourselves any…

To my threenager: You do you girl! I’ll just be hiding over here.

Okay, where are all the parents out there with a three year old? (Insert hand raises here from all the toddler parents frantically googling: What is going on with my toddler?) If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you are either the one…

New Years Eve: Reflecting on the past to inform the future

As we stay up late preparing to ring in the New Year, with the sound of fireworks in the distance (far too early I might add), it’s nice to do some reflection. Many of us are excited for the symbolic fresh start the new…

To gift or not to gift? When to choose presence over presents.

This year there has been a large focus on gifting experiences on social media. This movement really resonates with me, as I’m sure it does with many parents today. The idea is quite simple: instead of spending money on toys, spend money by getting…

When we worry others will tease our children; do we intervene, or let their personalities shine?

Tonight I found myself in a new stage of parenting. A stage I’m not quite ready for. I found myself trying to protect our oldest from being teased at school. Teasing is, in a way, a right of passage. All of us have been…

Replicating our past to create memories of the future

If you have been shopping for your children this holiday season, I’m sure you have noticed a trend. The trend of the replication of toys from 20-30 years ago. Did you own a Light Bright as a kid? Back by popular demand, you can…

Self-care, what does it mean to you?

I am notoriously known for taking on way too much and not taking any time for self-care. How can I? I have way too many things to get done and not enough hours in the day. My family and friends have encouraged me to…

Moms – we all have the same title, so why do we focus on the differences?

I talked to a stay-at-home mom recently about how many working mom kudos she has seen recently. As you can imagine, for someone who is a stay-at-home mom (SAHM), this can be disheartening. Her frustration was with the labels, and a desire for all…

Letting go: Grieving and finding peace

I dreamt my grandmother’s soul came down to earth and pulled my soul into the heavens. We traveled together through the clouds and memories we had. When we reached the end of our memories, she released my soul back to my body on earth….