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A Dad’s 14 “Little Scraps Of Wisdom”

  Umberto Eco wrote, “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” I’ve been a father for 14 years—so here are 14 “little scraps of wisdom” from a daddy who specializes in odd moments. 1) […]

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fun kids activities

5 Reasons to Do Activities with Your Kids

Ever since my kids were little, my friends called me the “Activity Mom”. When my oldest was a baby, I started doing activities with him and eventually started a blog to share my ideas with others. I’ve often had moms tell me they feel guilty that they don’t do as many activities as I do. […]

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Maternity Jean Blues

  I knew this journey was going to set me apart from other moms and make me feel isolated, but the day I no longer fit into my maternity jeans these thoughts were again confirmed.  That’s right. My maternity jeans were too big and I was sad. A discovery other moms would rejoice at—in fact, […]

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single mom lessons

5 Things I Learned From Being a Single Mom

“Did you ever regret being a single mom?” my coworker Teresa asked. She slouched, tired and defeated, wearied by the strain of raising her four children as a single mother. Her question surprised me, and I had to think a while before answering. Because we love our children, mothers usually try to conceal the feelings […]

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10 healthy after school snacks

10 Healthy After School Snacks

If you’re kids are anything like mine…they LOVE snacks. And I’m not going to lie, my daughter started Kindergarten {cue the tears} this year, and when I found out there weren’t any snacks, I may have panicked just a little bit. I could just see my daughter starving from no snacks…but then she didn’t even […]

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