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Twice and a Blue Moon

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Little Kindnesses: Starbucks Edition

Just over two years ago I found myself at Target on one of my regular jaunts for diapers and household goods. I had a five month old infant strapped to my chest in an Ergo, a busy two-year old toddler... Continue Reading →

Montessori Christmas and A STEM New Year: Gift Guide for QUIET toys for Preschoolers

Before having children I used to jokingly buy the loudest and most annoying toys for other people's children. Toy Drums? Of course! Oh, that one plays the same song on repeat over and over and over...looks good! No way to... Continue Reading →

Hoping for Healthy, Planning for Happy: When your Child has a Grey Medical Diagnosis

I believe most people have a few moments in their life where details of the day are etched into their minds like handprints into wet cement. The moment passes but the prints are there. You can think back to exactly... Continue Reading →

Yes – That’s my child throwing stacks of teeshirts at the mall and on that topic here are 3 of my Favorite Instagram Shops

I need to take a moment to give it up to my foremothers - all the ladies that had to do all of their shopping in actual, real, physical stores.  As I sit in the comfort of my home, drinking... Continue Reading →

Dear Children, Because of You I am FULL.

I have a grand total of 19 years of formal education to my name but my two greatest lessons in life happen to call me mom and what they have taught me about life far exceeds any textbook, paper or research... Continue Reading →

When I am Enough

Thump. Thump. Thump. Thump. Thump. I'm standing in the kitchen when I hear the familiar sound of my toddler trying to maneuver the childproof knob that we've place on the inside of his door. I walk down the hallway quietly... Continue Reading →

My 5 Step Plan to Survive the Day Your Kid Cracks Their Head Open

Yesterday started out as a regular Monday in my household. I was woken up way too early by my two little demons  children, one of whom jumped on my full bladder and one who kept announcing, "Mama, get up! It's your... Continue Reading →

3 Early Life Lessons on Girls for my Preschool Aged Sons

As a parent one of your greatest responsibilities is to provide your child with their reality. The life you lead, the words you choose, the opinions you foster - they all become the accepted truth of what life is for the... Continue Reading →

I Smell My Kid’s Butt. Life, Chapter 2.

When I look back on my life up to this point I see it as being two distinct chapters with Chapter One being everything before having children and Chapter Two as my life as a parent.  If I had to sum up my... Continue Reading →

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