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Travel Toys: How to Entertain Young Kids While Flying Across the Country

I recently had the pleasure of flying across the country with my 4.5-year-old son, M.J., and my 14-month-old daughter, C. I wasn’t at all worried about the big kid. The 4-year-old was happy as a clam to have extra iPad time. Audio books, Legos and his excitement and delight over his first time flying made […]

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Reflecting Upon Inadequacy, Life Balance, and Being Good Enough

I often ask myself if I’ve been good enough or if we have enough to make it through the day. Was dinner good enough or did my lackluster cooking skills leave my children’s tummies begging for more? Did I do enough laundry? Is the bathroom clean enough? Did I put the kids to bed early […]

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The 7 People You Need to Have in Your Mom Village

“It takes a village to raise a child.” While the origin of this proverb is up for discussion, the concept itself is a familiar one for most parents. The idea of an entire community taking part in nurturing and caring for its children is one that can be found in many cultures. My husband and […]

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Shaming our pre-kid pre-baby self, mom shame

I Refuse to Shame My Pre-Kid Self

  I see this shame sentiment a lot in memes and on blogs and I used to giggle half-heartedly in response, but the truth is that this sentiment rubs me the wrong way. It feels unnecessarily negative. And, in this example, violent. Is it kind of funny? Sure. Am I being too sensitive? You might […]

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