Tag: parenting

A Tribute to the Moms Who Can’t Be With Us on...

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In February of 2009, my siblings and I lost our mother. Without her, our lives have definitely changed. And although they say time heals...

Growing Peace of Mind as a Mom :: My Experience with...

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Ever lay awake at night thinking about your child's well-being? I know -- silly question. Of course you have. Moms are the keepers of...

The Dinnertime Battle :: Finally a Light at the End of...

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When my boys were toddlers, they'd eat whatever I put in front of them. Fruit, vegetables, meats, pasta...it didn't matter what it was, they'd...

Good Things are Afoot

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The pandemic brought complicated and personal struggles. Some lost work. Others were without housing or food. Some even lost family and friends. Some dealt...

Understanding My High Needs/Spirited Child

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This is my story. The story about how I explained to my husband, family, and friends that my child was "high needs" (or "spirited") and...

Working Moms :: How Do You Do It All?

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How do you do it all? I hear this question a lot in the many mom groups that I am in. As a working mom...

Celebrating and Recognizing the Struggles of Military Children

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  It is no secret that military men and women sacrifice a tremendous amount for our country and our freedom. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines,...

When You See Him

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Prior to having children, it did not dawn on me that I would need to parent any differently because of the color of my...

10 Reasons I Love Having an Only Child

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I’m 25 years old. My husband and I have been married for three years. We have an awesome two-year-old named Gatlin who is the...

Moms to see in the 803 :: Elizabeth (Liz) Fisher

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It's been one year since Liz Fisher became a parent of six. For years she thought her family was complete with three children, but...

Opinions :: They Aren’t Always Meant to Be Shared

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I was recently contemplating a phenomenon I've encountered throughout my life that always makes me pause: people sharing strong opinions at unnecessary or unprompted...

Transitioning from One to Two Kids :: A Personal Story

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"What was the hardest thing about going from one kid to two," my sister-in-law asked, while rubbing her six month pregnant stomach. I glanced at...

When Time Slowed Down

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The year 2020 will always be known, to me, as the year that the seemingly impossible happened; time slowed down. For some, it seemed to...

Moms to See in the 803 :: Karolynn Cionek

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"By giving to others, I share the gratitude I have for who I am and where I am in my book of life."  Five years...