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Potty training reminds us as parents how little control we actually have.   Waiting is hard for everyone. Teaching our kids to wait is pretty much impossible as we have a hard time waiting as adults. We all know the phases of...
One of the most important things for an athlete to learn is the value of good sportsmanship.   This summer, we were determined to help our daughter, Ellie, find "her thing." She needed to find something she was passionate about and...
  It was late as we came home from a family party. My husband, Kevin, was anxious to get the kids (and himself) to bed.   As he walked in the door, the sight of the chameleon cage reminded Kevin of my...
World Breastfeeding week is August 1 - 7, 2021.     I'm four months into nursing my third baby, and I'd love to share with you what I've learned in the past five years of bringing my babies into the world and...
How do you handle disagreements in your home, when the discourse can feel like residing in a house divided?     In my house, we don't agree. Sometimes it's on little things. Sometimes it's on big things.  How do you navigate around...
This post about being the new mom in town originally ran in 2020, and in honor of National Friendship Day, we are sharing it again with you!   I was the new mom in town a few years ago - literally...
July is National Sandwich Generation Month - a cause for honoring and celebrating!     Y’all, we made it another year!   Those of us caring for children and parents simultaneously - The Sandwich Generation - have hopefully made it to another year with...
As a mom of an elementary school graduate, a 4th-grader, and a Kindergartner starting the elementary journey this fall, I’ve learned what I need to do to get these kids prepped and ready for that first day of school...
Got any picky eaters in your house? Turn them into foodies with these tips!   Let me start with a disclaimer: I'm not here to judge or shame you. This is simply how I choose to raise my children. What works...
If you haven’t checked out Forest Park’s newest addition -- Nature Playscape -- you should! It recently opened in June, so I took my elementary-aged kiddos to check it out.     It’s referred to as an “experiential play space” with natural...

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