October is set aside to bring awareness to the roughly 25% of pregnancies that do not reach full-term, with October 15 specifically designated as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. We feel the loss of our babies, whether it’s marked on...
My oldest has always been wildly independent. Even as an infant she would fuss if I held her too long. She was far more content rolling around on the floor. As she got older, using her imagination came easily....

Parenting Teens

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Being a parent to teens has always been hard, but in today’s society, you could say it’s just a little bit harder. Our kids are exposed to so much more than we ever were. I’m not even in my...
In these trying times, it is easy to assume that children are managing just fine. As I write this, many schools have just gone virtual, and we have only been in school a few weeks. In fact, my school...
For all my mamas of the strong-willed child... Put the backpack by the door and pick your shoes up off the floor. Put your dishes in the sink and make sure the dog has water to drink. No TV, electronics away, no...
Where do young moms go to get parenting advice these days? Someone posed this question in a Facebook group last week, and I clicked "subscribe to notifications" quicker than a crawling toddler finds an open electric socket. Full disclosure: My son,...
I find myself becoming more and more anxious as my children grow older. I don’t know why but I’m just having a hard time accepting the fact that they are growing up.  Since they’ve gotten older, I find myself searching...
"Autism. Where hearts melt and hearts break on a daily basis, sometimes at the same time. Autism is hard, love is easy. My child is worth every moment.” -Fiona Goldsworthy   What do you do when your child is “the one?” The...
When our children are small we are told that they will go through multiple stages of food regression. Why wasn’t I warned this would happen again to an older child? Or is it just my kid? I thought that as...
With school back in session for the kids, our children's education has no doubt been on all of our minds even more lately. Our calendars are already filling up with school events and project due dates and all of...
We've been homeschooling for eight years now, and as I've talked with new homeschool parents over the years, I'm discovering that there are two points where the fear of failure threatens to derail the homeschool process - high school...
The word “autism” entered into my most used vocabulary approximately four years ago when my youngest child’s pediatrician became concerned about some noticeable delays. He ordered a preliminary test called the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) to...
We all have those mornings when the kids wake up on the wrong side of the bed. For whatever reason, they’re cranky, and trying to accomplish anything in a timely manner is suddenly out of the question. Regardless of...

Dear First Time Mom

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Having just welcomed our second baby girl in May, I've been thinking about all the things that were so different from my first baby, such as how I feel, what seems easier this time around, what seems harder, and...
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