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Combatting Holiday Stress

Combating Holiday Stress

As we head into the last two months of the year, we are also heading into the time of year that can bring high levels of stress to our family’s life.  Yes, more stress than usual. I’ve listed below some commons stressfully we all experience at this time of year. I’m sure many of them […]

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Remembering Baby #1 Pregnancy Loss Story

Remembering Baby #1

My husband and I weren’t in a huge hurry to get pregnant when we got married. We were “older,” but we were enjoying life. When I wasn’t getting pregnant, though, I did seek a specialist for answers. I was told I had Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome and was put on a few medications. We weren’t […]

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host a halloween potluck

Host a Trick or Treat Potluck on Halloween

Here’s a fun idea to try the night you go Trick or Treating with your kids—host a Halloween potluck!  When Halloween falls on a weekday, the day gets really hectic. We spend the day working, running around with the kids, putting costumes together, maybe completing homework, and more! The last thing we want to do […]

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The Importance of Playing “What If” with Your Kids

I recently came across this article about attitude inoculation. Think of it as role playing with your child—talking through tough situations that they may face, before they are in the moment. We all hope that our children are prepared to handle any situation that comes their way—maybe a bully, a fight with a friend, someone asking […]

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join the pta

To PTA or Not to PTA, That Is the Question

When my daughter started elementary school, I was one of those bright-eyed parents who wanted to learn all they could to make my daughter’s school career amazing—for her and for me.  So, when the first PTA meeting of the year was held, I went. I did learn a lot, but I also learned that it […]

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What I Didn’t Do on My Summer Vacation

Every year, when the kids go back to school, teachers have them draw, write and discuss what they did on their summer vacations. Since no one seems too interested in asking the mommas how their summer went, I thought I would bring up the topic here. But as I worked on my own list, it […]

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kids with curly hair

Curly Hair Don’t Care

Me: No, I don’t have a perm.  My hair is naturally curly. Every Other Person: Do you know how many people pay good money to have curls like that? I have lived this conversation my whole life, many times, and not just when I go to a new salon. My curls have been a blessing […]

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