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“I think we can all benefit from calling it the dumpster fire that it’s been. And giving ourselves a whole lotta grace for, however, we’re making it through.”+ read more
“Really, I post the pictures for encouragement. Those ‘likes’ you’re giving me? They make me feel like I’m doing something right. They’re like the silent voices cheering me on.”+ read more
Encouraging your children to spend more time outdoors and move their bodies is getting increasingly important in this age of screens and digital everything.+ read more
Growing up as an only child, I never wanted siblings. But through the mom friends I’ve made, I am beginning to see the plus side to having siblings.+ read more
You can still be a great parent, even if you enjoy being alone.+ read more
Got a kid who needs a little help speaking up for themselves or taking on awkward social situations? We’ve got tips and tricks here from moms and experts who’ve lived it.+ read more
“My initial approach to parenting was one-size-fits-all. But as the kids grew, we found that this approach wasn’t going to work.”+ read more
The kids couldn’t stop playing this game all summer, so naturally, it’s this year’s most popular Halloween costume.+ read more
This mom’s lunch bag hack is so much more than just a fun way to pack her kids something to eat: it’s something any kid would appreciate.+ read more
I am an overexplainer. It’s a weird trait for an introvert, but I feel that my kids will benefit from a full explanation and understanding of situations, decisions, and circumstances. But sometimes the questions are just. Too. MUCH! Scott and…+ read more
Jonathan, my middle child, graduated from high school last May. He’s 6’3 and 190 pounds, but it seems like yesterday that he was scampering into my bed to escape the rumble of a thunderstorm.
When…+ read more
Sweet, simple tips on how you and your littles can connect through Mom & Me journals.+ read more
If your school does the infamous car line pick-up, then you know what I am talking about here. You probably have a real love/hate relationship with car line police. For me mostly it’s hate.
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What does a mom want for Christmas?
That’s easy. Every mom’s automatic response is something along the lines of Oh, I don’t need anything. I just want my family to be healthy and happy!
Photo: Jen Setteducato
Parenting isn’t easy, but there are certain things about being an introverted mom that makes life easier. Sure, we’re not the life of the party but give us a book and a sleeping child, and we’ll shine!…
A Shy Little Girl
“Hi, little girl. I am your grandfather’s neighbor. What’s your name? You know it’s not polite to ignore adults, right?”
“Does she even talk?”
The old woman wearing a yellow floral…
My sweet girl,
There’s no mistaking it: you are my daughter in every way. Before you were born, I wondered if you’d look like me or like your dad. I secretly hoped you would look like me — not because I…
Remember the days when playing in the ‘swamp of sadness’ meant skipping over the after rain-shower puddles and shrieking with terror (errr…glee) if you fell in? Even though we live in the big city those fun outdoor adventures are certainly…+ read more