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Body Confidence: Teaching my Toddler When I Am Not Always Confident

“You ding dong,” I said offhandedly to my mother as we walked through a store with my two-year-old daughter tagging along. Almost immediately, my daughter started chuckling and mocking me like a little parrot. “Ding dong, ding dong. Mama say ding dong.” So… we’ve apparently reached the phase where she will hear and repeat everything […]

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Pregnancy Pet Peeves

Pregnancy Pet Peeves: We’ve All Got ‘Em, Now Let’s Share ‘Em!

Let’s face it, we all have unavoidable annoyances that cross our paths from time to time and make us cringe, sweat a little and sometimes push us over the edge. There’s no doubt the types of annoyances vary from person to person, but there might be some scientific evidence that suggests those irritants become extraordinarily […]

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The Pink Cast eased the Broken Arm Pain

Broken Arm Chronicles: Things Your Child CAN Do to Feel Independent

I’ve been a mom for ten years. Within those ten years, we have had many minor injuries, one false alarm trip to the emergency room, and zero broken bones. Until last week. My family’s healthy streak was ruined, with my youngest daughter’s broken arm. OUCH. My youngest is a risk taker, adventure seeker, and a […]

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Why I Believe in What is Now Referred to as Free-Range Parenting

Wikipedia defines free-range parenting as, “The concept of raising children in the spirit of encouraging them to function independently and with little parental supervision, in accordance of their age of development and with a reasonable acceptance of realistic personal risks.” Personally, I can’t think of a better philosophy behind raising well-rounded, self-reliant adults than that. […]

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The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift: What the Mama in your Life Really Wants

Attention all those looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for those special moms in your life; I know just what you’re looking for! While flowers are always appreciated, going out to dinner is a good bet, and homemade cards from your kids are priceless, there is one Mother’s Day gift that tops all of […]

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Veteran Mom Help

Veteran Mom Help Saved this Rookie from Public Meltdowns

To the two women who offered me a little veteran mom help to diffuse potential tantrums today before they turned to full-blown meltdown status… thank you. We are in full-blown toddler mode these days. My daughter is very smart, so happy, and generally very well behaved… until she isn’t. She’s two. She has big opinions, […]

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