When I became a mom for the first time, I wasn't prepared for the journey ahead. My daughter was born two weeks early and her lungs were under-developed. She couldn't breathe on her own. While recovering from a Cesarean...
I have always had an issue with food. And I'm betting I'm not the only woman who does.  I cannot remember a time where food wasn’t at the center of my day. What I'm going to eat, what I can't...
Summer is here! For the first time in her seven-year life, my daughter is sad about the school year ending. The pandemic made it tough on all of us. Social connections were brought to a full stop and it...
Summer is here, and there is a particular summer smell that always takes me back to my childhood. The scent recalls vividly an early summer morning... My sister and I were in the driveway wearing our swimsuits while heckling our...
One, two, three, breathe. One, two, three, breathe.  I repeated the mantra to myself three times before I responded to my son. His anxiety was acting up, and he was inundating me with questions about the current situation worrying him....
I am about to begin potty training my third child, and this time around I feel more confident having successfully potty trained two children already. However, I have learned throughout the years that potty training is a very personal...
Do you remember the first time you learned about credit? I was 15, and I recall riding in a car with my father and sister. My father mentioned credit and credit scores. At that time, it didn’t connect because...
I ALWAYS wanted to be a girl mom. Even before I got married. Even before I met my husband. Back when I worked at an office and my colleagues started having babies, I used to tell them I wanted three daughters....
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had lots of fears and doubts (mostly about childbirth). Childbirth always frightened me. Growing up, your mom or other women you know spoke about pregnancy and birth. You learned about what...
As a mom, I’m sure you’ve learned by now how challenging it can be to keep your house clean. Between laundry, toys, cooking and eating multiple times each day, and belongings being carted to and from your car, there’s...
  We are over a year into a global pandemic, and communicating through video calls is now a normal way of life for many. It can be fraught with technical difficulties, but we usually make it work. I applaud those...
I know it's now May, but lately, I've been reflecting on the month of March. March has always been a month that represents new beginnings for me. The days gradually become longer as signs of life begin to emerge from...
The days of diapers, potty seats, and pull-ups in my family are long gone. But I still remember it like it was yesterday... One of my children potty trained pretty quickly, while the other took longer. We consulted our pediatrician,...
Mother's Day has come and gone, and it's left me thinking. Actually, if I'm being honest, I've had quite a few thoughts on this holiday for the past few years now; thoughts on how I feel about it. I've never...
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