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Let me start by saying not putting my kids in “timeout” doesn’t mean I don’t hold them accountable or discipline them. I absolutely do.    My house is not a free-for-all. When it comes to discipline, I do it in a...
Being a mom is tough.   From birth, we have so many decisions to make about our children: bottle-feed or breastfeed, pampers or diapers, public school, private school, or home school. The decisions we must make are endless.     Technology gives us more...
Raise your glass to fall cocktails that you can make at home! If there’s anything I’ve learned during this pandemic, it’s that I’m one heck of an at-home bartender.   Of course, being together as a family, enjoying the closeness of getting...
October is Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month! Although I've always had a deep love for other cultures and languages, I never predicted that I'd be raising my own children in a bicultural, bilingual household. It's presented some challenges, to...
  I remember when I had my first miscarriage in 2008.  I was six weeks along when I miscarried our first baby in our bathroom shower. There was a lot of blood and pain.  I was supposed to sing a...
Are you looking for suggestions for how to celebrate Halloween this year? 2020 has definitely thrown us some curveballs, and Halloween may not look exactly like years past. That doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun and enjoy ourselves....
This post was created by and sponsored by FOSS Swim School.   We're so happy to welcome swimmers back to our pools! As we, like all of you, have navigated 2020, our first thoughts have been to wish a speedy and...
Friday, October 13th.   Besides Jason and Freddy, black cats, walking under a ladder, and breaking a mirror, it's a day known for bad luck.   While pregnant, I envisioned the perfect birth, including soaking in a hot bath, therapeutic breathing on a...
“Mama, I want to talk to Holly,” my daughter said as I snuggled next to her while tucking her in. She’d been having trouble with our move and was still feeling uneasy at bedtime. Holly was her therapist.      The first...
I made a decision on a whim, right after a morning workout, when I was feeling strong and positive for what was on the docket for my day. I decided to observe Sober October.   When I decided this, I initially...

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This post was created by and sponsored by FOSS Swim School.   We're so happy to welcome swimmers back to our pools! As we, like all...