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The 30-Minute Solution

The 30-Minute Solution That Helped My Sanity

I have more things on my To Do List than I have time to complete them.  I’m notorious for thinking I can complete 15 minutes worth of tasks in 5 minutes. That way of thinking contributes to my frequent frustration that I haven’t done anything. I haven’t “really” not done anything. It’s just that I only did 10 things when I thought […]

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Summer Parenting

How Summertime Can Motivate Us to Keep Our Eyes on the Goal of Parenting

Summer is here, and our thoughts and expectations go to what we long for summers to be: Sips of tea on a hot day— Sitting by the pool— Lingering in the evenings catching fireflies— Listening to thunderstorms roll through— Vacations— Good books to read— Summer concerts in the park— and Long lazy days. But too […]

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Breaking the Cycle: Mommy Always Says Yes

Mommy Always Says Yes (Breaking the Cycle)

My husband didn’t take it personally. Our 2.5-year-old toddler said, “I don’t like my Daddy.” Not just once or twice, but three days straight of Daddy Dislike. I was the only one a bit hurt. I kept saying, “Mommy and Daddy are a team,” or “Daddy loves you so much.” I realized pretty soon it […]

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Keep Education Alive This Summer

Keep Education Alive This Summer

What is summer brain drain? It’s when time off school leads to children losing knowledge and skills they spent the previous school year gaining. While we all need respite and relaxation, it is important for kids to have meaningful learning opportunities during the 10-week summer break. These opportunities do not need to be forced or […]

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The Experiences of a Mother's Heart

The Experiences of a Mother’s Heart

Before becoming a parent, it never really occurred to me that one of the many feelings I would experience as a parent would be heartbreak. I pictured heart-pounding love, unexplainable joy, and overwhelming responsibility. If I pictured having any negative feelings at all, they could simply be summed up as fear, anxiety, frustration, and exhaustion. […]

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Confessions of a Formula Feeding Mom

Confessions of a Formula Feeding Mom

With my first born, breastfeeding came naturally to me. I am the sort of person to usually go with the flow. (Ha!) I took in stride the growing pains of feeding a newborn. Formula feeding wasn’t even on my radar. What I wasn’t prepared for were the all night feeds my son trained me into […]

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