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Digital Dilemma: I’m Responsible for My Children’s Online Presence

I’m not sure exactly when I realized it. One day recently though, it occurred to me that I am responsible for my children’s digital presence. And I’m not entirely comfortable with that. I think the moment occurred while I was scrolling through my newsfeed, and I overheard my niece say to her mom “Don’t put […]

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Expectations Ruin Everything! Let Go and Embrace the Unexpected

You’ve spent hours, weeks, months even… planning the perfect event. A family vacation. A wedding. A birthday party. Ordinary outings require work too… a trip to the zoo, lunch with an old friend, a play date with new moms. Without realizing it, you already have a vision forming of how it will all play out. […]

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A Happier Me: Making Time for Self-Care + Me Time

I spent a good amount of time until recent years thinking that I was “happy,” but it turns out I was not, not truly with intent. I’m not saying I was unhappy, but here’s the thing: we go through much of life as mothers caring for our children first and foremost and we delight in […]

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Confessions of a Former Gatekeeper Mom: The Importance of Zooming Out

My iPhone must hate me. It’s constantly yelling at me to “free up more storage space” and the battery is always on “low power mode” because I wear it out taking pictures of my children all day. I stay home with my two year old daughter and nine month old son, and a quick scroll […]

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Why I’m Not Taking My Kids Camping For a Very, VERY Long Time

Ahhh, summer camping –  endless sunny days, children’s laughter, bubbles in the sunshine, s’mores, and starlit memories made around a campfire- right? This summer, my husband and I took our nine-month-old son and two-year-old daughter camping at Warren Dunes State Park. I wasn’t worried while we were packing up, I was excited! I grew up going camping. […]

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Adventuring Solo With Kids: When Dad Can’t Go

Disclaimer: If you're a single parent or otherwise used to parenting alone often, you'll probably laugh at this article.  You're amazing, and I hope you'll share some tips with us. It was the summer of 2015.  I was 8 months pregnant with my third child, and it was so hot.  The shade and kiddie pool [...]
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