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We’re All Just Winging It

Upon leaving the hospital with their newborn, I think most people are astounded by the realization that they are now in charge of keeping another human being safe and alive. Oh sure we mamas had nine-ish months to wrap our minds around the idea, but nothing can really prepare you for that moment when you […]

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No, My Kid Doesn’t NEED a Pet

When I would start dating someone, it was inevitable that people would ask, “When are you getting married?”  Then, once I was married, people started asking, “When are you going to have a baby?”  I logically expected the next question to be, “When are you going to have another?”  Much to my surprise, that wasn’t […]

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I Didn’t Make My Kindergartner Do His Homework

My barely five-year-old entered the big wild world of kindergarten last year.  The first week of school my husband and I attended a kindergarten parent prep night.  At this meeting we were informed that kindergarten was no longer a “fun” grade like it was when we were children.  (Children these days have a lot less recess and […]

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Poof! How I Became an Instant Mom

Pretty much everything comes as an instant product these days. Instant jell-o, instant coffee, instant noodles, instant pain relief, instant messaging, instant video streaming, and instant pot…just to name a few. Let’s not forget those “just add water” instant grow toys. You know the ones. The packaging boasts that if you “just add water”, the brightly colored pellet will magically […]

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9 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Her Body Before She’s 9

“Body-positive” “Body-confident” “Body-shaming” These are the body-buzz-words of our lives. Sorting through all of these image-related sound bites and messages is really difficult to do when everywhere you look the human body is on display for critique, by everyone. One thing’s for sure though: If you are a Mom and you have a daughter, you […]

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Stocking Your At-Home Art Supplies: Affordable and Versatile Art Making Materials for Kiddos 18 months to 8 years

The back to school shopping season is upon us all. While you’re out browsing the aisles, look for these affordable and versatile supplies that can be used all year long to encourage creativity and exploration through age-appropriate art making. I teach art for kiddos from 18 months through early elementary. These are my art supply […]

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