Tag: motherhood

Headed to a Baby Shower? Take One of These Books!

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The peak of the pandemic/all the shut downs happened around mid-March. If you do the math, you may realize that almost nine months have...

My Big Life :: A Measurement of Success

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Once upon a time I had two “friends” who were pretty obsessed with making snide remarks about women who don't work; as in, being...

Where Is My Volume Button and Who Is in Control?

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On a scale of one to ten everyone hopes to be speaking around the volume level of a five. Maybe a seven when drinking...

Sweet 16 and COVID-19 :: A Letter to My Daughter

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Dear Daughter,  Since the moment the ultrasound tech told me I was having a little girl, I dreamed of having a big sweet 16 birthday...

Mama Gone Wild

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If you’re like me, you saw the article circulating on social media a while back about the benefits of moms going on vacations by...

5 Reasons Why I Love Homeschooling My Middle Schooler

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We are in our eighth year of homeschooling (yes, we were homeschooling before it was cool). And since we started when my daughter was...

Back to School Blues :: Brought to You by COVID-19

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It's 2 p.m. and I'm sitting on my back porch. That's right, I said sitting. It's one of those days I've decided to let...

The Music of Me

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Growing up, I was surrounded by music. It didn’t matter what genre it was, if my dad considered it “good music” we were listening...

Moms to See in the 803 :: Shannon Ivey, Proving Possibilities...

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Shannon Ivey is a story/theatre artist and the founder of the #whatshesaidproject podcast. I met Shannon at an event for the Women's Rights and Empowerment...

No One Warned Me About What Happens When Your Child Turns...

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Everyone tells you about the "terrible twos." If you're lucky, you'll even get warned about "threenagers." And we all know the teenage years can...

But What About Me? A Lesson in Self-Care

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As a mother, and maybe just as a woman, there's this unprecedented overpowering need, almost an all-encompassing need, to do everything. To be everything....

This Summer, It’s OK…

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Summer looks different this year. Most parents are still working remotely while their kids are at home instead of summer camp. Fewer people are...

Let’s Stop Mom-Shaming Each Other

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What is mom-shaming, and is it still a thing? When we judge other moms for their choices in parenting, when we mock and degrade those...

The Joy a Middle Child Brings

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Sometimes it’s hard to be sandwiched in between two siblings who both require a significant amount of time and attention in completely different ways. During...