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Mom Confession: I Messed Up.

I messed up. I let my middle child fall through the cracks. We’d been having serious issues lately, and I was worried. After a particularly rough day, when I was at my wit’s end and considering a child and family therapist, I just straight up asked him: “What am I doing wrong? What do you […]

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Mom Taught Me

5 Things My Mom Taught Me

My mom taught me some amazing lessons as I grew up.  She taught me by the words she used and by the ones she chose not to say.  She showed me love and tenderness and boundaries and discipline.  I don’t think I thanked her enough for all that she taught me, and I’m sure I […]

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No YES DAY!

“YES” Day

How many times have you said no today? I am usually around double digits before I have even finished reheating my second cup of the coffee in the microwave…..for the third time. The reasons I say no tend to vary. If I were to break it down, it would probably break out like this: 35% […]

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Second-Born Syndrome : The Struggle is Real

My spicy little second-born. I don’t even know where to start. I have been struggling lately with the events and activities and ‘things’ my second-born misses out on. Simply because she is just that. The second-born. Before my second was born, I always would giggle when I heard mom-friends, who had multiple children, say things […]

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Comparison

Unneccessary Comparison

Whether we realize it or not, our days are filled with comparison – from the second we open our eyes in the morning. We compare clothes in our closet to decide what we’re going to wear. We compare commute times to decide which way we’re going to drive that day. We compare options for lunch. […]

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