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The Traveling Mom Guilt

Oh, the glamorous life the jet-setting woman leads. Packing a bag just for herself, flinging her cares to the wind, hopping on a plane in one time zone and landing into an adventure in another. Not a guilt feeling or worry in the world.  Ah…Mommas, can you feel the freedom? Probably not if you are imagining […]

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Conquer your fears

Confessions of a Reformed Scaredy-Cat or 5 Lessons I Learned When I Faced My Fear

Last May, with most of my belongings in storage, I loaded my two boys and our 80 pound Rhodesian Ridgeback in the minivan and headed into the next little chapter of our lives – a near-epic road trip meant to fill the gaping expanse of being between homes for three months as we moved from […]

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Just Yes MIL

  I have a secret, guilty pleasure that I have to come clean about: I love to binge read a Reddit sub called JustNoMIL, where poor daughters-in-law and sons-in-law share horrifying stories about their real-life mothers-in-law (MIL) who put Disney villains to shame. I’m sure most of the lurkers read the stories because they can […]

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Pets for Kids

Pets for Kids

As if you didn’t have enough responsibility being a parent, let’s talk about how a household pet can not only enhance your life, but also your child’s. The most common of pets can come with a commitment almost as big as a tiny-sized human you welcome into the home… feeding, doctor visits, potty training. You […]

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Oprah Winfrey or How I Learned to Stop Stressing and Parent More Mindfully

Oprah Winfrey or How I Learned to Stop Stressing and Parent More Mindfully

Okay. I admit it. Oprah really has very little to do with how or why I parent with greater intention and use mindfulness practices to reduce the stress in my life and hopefully, with time, in my children’s lives. But, the inspiring speech Oprah gave to the Agnes Scott College Class of 2017 on Saturday, […]

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