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Mom: You Have Superpowers

  Whether you’ve been a mom for 1 week or 1,000 weeks, you already know this: You have superpowers. Oh, you might trick the people around you with your minivan-driving, yoga pants-wearing, soccer mom persona. But, underneath that alias lies a true marvel, complete with uncanny abilities and surprising feats of strengths and smarts. Maybe […]

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My Control Is Ruining My Kids

My Control Is Ruining My Kids

I have three kids, two of whom are in middle school. They’re bright, kind, well-rounded and, for the most part, make good decisions. But, I’ve noticed a trend in my parenting recently that has me concerned: I’m trying to control them. When they were young, I swore I would never be one of “those” parents. […]

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The App That’s Saving My Life and Keeping Me Connected To My Mom Friends

My mom friends keep me sane, but when my schedule gets extra busy, unfortunately, the first thing to go are my walks, coffee dates, and girls’ nights out. That leaves me feeling disconnected and longing for the moments of encouragement, laughter, and venting those gatherings bring. I’m always on the hunt for strategies and tools […]

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Things I'm NOT Thankful For

Things I’m NOT Thankful For

I’d call myself a thankful person. I regularly thank the people in my life. I always send thank you notes and even do so in a (semi-) timely fashion. This entire month of November I’m listing what I’m thankful for each day on social media, continuing a tradition I’ve had for the past five years. […]

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Parent Like A Grandparent

Parent Like A Grandparent

They say grandparenting is the best gig around. And the longer I’ve been a parent and witnessed my folks grandparent (like a couple of bosses, I might add!), I believe it. All the fun. None of the responsibility. All of the joy. None of the worry. All of the high fives. None of the time […]

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