To the Mom of Just One Child

I was once where you are, with just one child. For four years, I had a delightful, aggravating, adorable and annoying little girl, all to myself. It was just her and me, and I didn’t know if I was going to have any more. Being a mom of one, no…

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Single parenting: Taking Time Off

As a mother, it’s rare that I get time off. As a single mother, taking time off happens more than it did as a married mother, oddly enough. My children’s father does regularly take our children for his visitation weekends, so I get approximately 48 hours out of 2 weeks…

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Dear new mom, it’s ok to cry

Congratulations. Whether this is your first child, or like me, your 6th child, a new baby is a reason for celebration. And you are a new mom, even if you aren’t a first time mom. New moms need support, no matter what the circumstances. What that support means to a…

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Is parenting preteens just parenting on repeat?

What do you do when you have preteens and preschoolers, at the same time? When your child turns double-digits, it’s a brand new adventure, both as a parent and as a homeschooler. Preteens and preschoolers are awesome. Their independence grows. Their maturity and responsibility can blow your mind. But along…

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To the Mom of Many Young Children

To the mom of many young children… Hey there..  Thanks for reading. I know you’re probably stealing a few minutes between diaper changes, or maybe reading a few sentences while nursing the littlest. You probably won’t read all of this all at once, and you’ll have to bookmark it to…

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How to mark the milestones with family traditions

Family Traditions make holidays special The holidays every year mark the milestones of growing up. I have these memories of childhood Christmases spent with my cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandparents. Each of my parents come from larger families, so every year we spent Christmas with extended family, as I…

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