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Talents and Passions Pushed Aside

Motherhood is such a whirlwind. Your entire life revolves around you and a significant other (maybe). Then a few magically painful hours pass and everything, and I mean everything is different! Showers are timed, your job is broken up by pumping sessions and even your meals are dictated by the amount of free hands you […]

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Is My Child’s Video Gaming A Habit Or An OBSESSION!?

Video Gaming Then & Now I remember when my family got our video gaming console in the 1980s. I grew up in a small town in Indiana, where summers were for running around outdoors, but the winters could be brutally cold. This particular winter, my brother had been sick, and I had been stir-crazy.  I’m […]

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You Are Going to Love These Quick and Easy Halloween Cookies

Between working, both kids feeling under the weather, teething, laundry, marriage, friendships, and you know… life… sometimes it’s hard to find the time to get certain things done—like baking cookies. I love baking and my three year old daughter thinks that helping in the kitchen is one of the best things.  She loves playing “bakery” […]

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I’m a Better Mom When My Kids Are in School

A few months after my oldest was born, I took over running a small family business. The business was in desperate need of attention and I was needing to use my brain for more than calculating feeding times. It was a win-win: I would get the mental stimulation I needed, a little money in the bank AND […]

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How To Fight The School Anxiety Monster

For a lot of kids, the final weeks of summer mean anticipating new school clothes, learning about future teachers and looking forward to catching up with last year’s school friends.  But for others, the transition back to the classroom isn’t quite as smooth. The “unexpected” that lies ahead (sometimes coupled with a previous year’s unpleasant […]

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To My Baby, Please Don’t Rush Growing Up

Sleep, baby, sleep. Thy father’s watching the sheep. Thy mother’s shaking the dreamland tree, and down drops a little dream for thee.” -Elizabeth Prentiss To you my sweet boy, as you drift off to dreamland… I know the curve of your delicate nose, the angle of your feather-soft eyelashes, the shape of your perfect little […]

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