6 Battles I’m Glad I Stopped Picking With My Toddler.

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Parenting is exactly why the phrase “pick your battles” was invented. However, not everything has to be a battleground. Instead, some aspects of raising children can be frustrating, and also healthy teaching tools for both our kids to learn independence and for us to learn how to let go of a little bit of control. […]

I Miss Having Friends, but Right Now Being a Mom Is Enough

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I miss having friends, but not as much as I thought I would. I still have friends, but not the kind of friends I used to. Currently, with two kids under the age of 6, it’s mainly texting. Rarely is it phone conversations. Actual in-person interactions are even more rare. Initially, when I became a new […]

Stay With It, Mama: 8 Simple Ways to Enjoy These Final Days of Summer.

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Next week my oldest child turns six. The week after, she starts full-day school for the first time. She’ll eat lunch without me, for the first time. We’ll be apart for longer than we’ve ever been apart before, unless you count that rare weekend I flew out to see friends or a few other random […]

3 Things to Say to a Mom of Young Kids and 3 Things Not To.

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It’s funny that sometimes we are afraid to interact with other people, both strangers and friends. As a society, we are thankfully becoming increasingly aware of how words have impact, and how differences are something to celebrate rather than judge. Still, with parenting–and even more specifically, with motherhood—people can feel too free to offer their […]