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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood when you remember these important words of wisdom.+ read more
“During stress-filled times, let’s remember to get our kids into nature so they, too, can find peace, clarity, and simplicity—and are reminded what it is to live.”+ read more
Get the scoop and keep the good deeds going with a free kindness curriculum developed by an Eastside parent.+ read more
Photo: roungroat via Raw Pixel
In my 24 years of raising three kids, I’ve had my fair share of parenting fails. Turns out motherhood is rocket science and my first week on the job is when I found out I’m no scientist.…
Photo: Kate Haus Photography
So I was browsing through Parents magazine<emparents doing market research and came across the opening “Note from the Editor” for this particular issue. I was a little confused as I read how she labels herself a mediocre mom…
Photo: Kate Haus Photography
We’re all learning here…and I every intention to turn my challenges into lessons and allow them to support others (usually when we feel the least supported). I’m still new at this whole mom thing. So far, I’ve learned…
“Emotional drama can sweep through a family faster than the sniffles kids bring home from school.”+ read more
Our toddler has upped his game by pushing every boundary and button he possibly can.
I find myself losing my patience with him more quickly these days and my lack of control is worrisome for…+ read more
Being a mom is the entering of uncharted territory.
Being a mom is packing a hospital bag as one version of yourself and coming home as another, tethered to a new life, now forever in your charge.
Being a mom…
“How has your life changed while being a foster parent?”
It was a question I had been asked a great deal of late. Recently, I had been doing the rounds of radio and tv interviews…+ read more
As Moms, we can be a ray of light to our kids every day. Even in the midst of heartache there is still hope, love and forgiveness.+ read more
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and Google is overwhelmed with searches like “What to get mom for Mother’s Day” and “Brunch specials in my area.” Husbands are helping make secret, handmade projects with their small children and adult children are…+ read more
A letter to you, on the day you decided to leave your marriage:
Congratulations. You just made a really, really hard decision. It’s something you probably agonized over for months, maybe even years. You likely…+ read more
Moms make the world go round. Maybe not literally, but I can assure you that many moms make the world go round for their families. Without a mom doing her mom duties, life wouldn’t flow smoothly, hungry bellies would not…+ read more
photo: Jessica Singleton via Facebook
Jessica Singleton’s relationship with her ex may not have worked out, but when it comes to co-parenting they are rocking it. The mom to an adorable toddler named Pierson recently blew up the Internet with…
The Young Bride:
Today is my 20th wedding anniversary.
Twenty years ago today, at 6 a.m. I was waking up to the bright, hot day I was the bride.
I had not slept…
It’s that time of year.
The time of year where everyone declares everything they will do better this year.
The time of year when people decide they are going to “Get fit!” and “Eat less!”…+ read more
I need to talk to you.
I see the hesitation on your passionate little face. You’re expecting me to warn, “We don’t…” or “What do we say?” or “Stop…” or “1…2…”
Did you know that there are magical fairies popping up in parks all over Los Angeles? Gather your own little pixies and get ready to go on a ‘faery hunt’ at a sunny, scenic locale in your neck of the…+ read more