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10 Ways To Maintain Your Friendship When Your BFF Has Kids

So your BFF has kids now. It’s fine. You knew the day was coming. There was a guy, and then less “girls night out”, then all of the sudden they were multiplying and now she’s asking you to pick up some baby wipes with the wine and to hold her baby so she can shower. […]

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badmoms

Are you a Bad Mom?

I finally had the opportunity to watch Bad Moms and I loved the movie! In this new comedy about a Mom who has (or appears to have) a perfect life – a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career – but in reality, she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to […]

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stories, reading, storybook, parenting

The Storybook Challenge for Parents

How many of us have children that we struggle to connect with? Whether they’re 2, 3, 5, 10, or 17, there are times when we just aren’t sure what to say. We aren’t sure how to have a conversation with someone who, while we know them so well, we may not totally understand. I have […]

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looknormal

Mommy, she doesn’t look normal…

Normal. What is normal anyways? As a former Special Education teacher and Behavior Analyst, I am no stranger to the typical stares that often accompany a person when they look ‘different’.  My previous jobs often included having the privilege to work with kiddos with pretty significant disabilities, and it was my passion. When I officially entered mommy hood, […]

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Top 10 Dining

Dinner Out in Dayton – Top 10 Family-Friendly Spots

When you have kids below age 10 – dining out can be a chore (both for you and those sitting around you).  In my family we believe that if a restaurant has a kids menu – then people in there should expect to have kids around them. Restaurants must have a specific kids menu for me […]

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Memory Perfectionist

Confessions of a Memory Perfectionist

My garden was gorgeous. Perfect trellises. Sharp linear rows. Scrumptious fruits and hearty veggies that my family harvested together on a lazy summer evening. That’s what my ‘Ideal family time’ Pinterest board looks like anyway.  I have big plans, HUGE plans, but that is what they stay, just plans. Not because I am lazy, but […]

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Parenting

Parenting Without Expectation

Raising children to become adults is by far the most frightening challenging job a person can be called to do. Being responsible for the people your children become, knowing that they will either contribute to or take away from the overall success of society is terrifying. All of the pressures of social media to be […]

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BACKYARDBUCKET

End of Summer Backyard Bucket List

That’s right. I said it. Those three dreaded words : END OF SUMMER. Right when we all just got used to our dull skin becoming exposed to the sun a tad more then usual, and just when kids with sweaty sun screened brows became the norm again. Alas, she is almost over. That precious summer. […]

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Claustrophobic

The Claustrophobic Mother

I am claustrophobic. I think I always have been a little bit, but it’s gotten worse as I have gotten older. It’s not so bad that it’s debilitating, but it does impact me in noticeable ways. I avoid small spaces. Even thinking about them makes me start to breathe faster. Prior to a recent vacation […]

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