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Homeschool Days For Our Public School Kids: Family Field Trips

Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of public education. I love the diversity, teachers, social aspects, learning, and the routine my kids experience when at school. I have some friends who give their public school children “mental health days” which are days to chill and have a break from the normal […]

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Bullying: One Mom’s Perspective on Helping Your Kids Cope

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. As many as 28% of all kids from 6th through 12th grade report having been bullied. This particular subject hits very close to home. My daughter coped with being bullied by classmates before she was 10 years old. I know I’m not the only mom helping her child deal […]

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What to Say When Someone Tells You Their Child Is on the Autism Spectrum

Maybe you have met me, or someone like me. Maybe our kids struck up a game on the playground or more likely started fighting over something. During our typical get to know you conversation, we talk about where we live, our significant others, employment, siblings- you know, basic small talk. However, seemingly out of left […]

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Inventions I Plan To Create When I Become A Parenting Super Genius

If necessity is the mother of invention, then inventions are necessary to survive modern momhood. The consumer parenting world is made of marvelous toys. We all turn to gadgets and doohickeys designed to give us parents a boost. This is not a new phenomenon, either. I remember my own mother having various weird objects to […]

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The Competitive Mothering Experience

As my journey into motherhood has progressed, I have become acutely aware of the judgement zones that exist across various categories of moms. Breastfeeding versus not; baby-wearing versus not; screen-time versus none. I guess I expected to encounter those issues. What I didn’t plan on encountering is the competitive mothering landscape that exists within the […]

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