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Hello, Connectivity; Goodbye, Childhood

I hear phrases nowadays like “free-range parenting” and it makes me sad. The world in which we’re raising our children is vastly different from the one I remember. Don’t get me wrong; there are plenty of advantages to our current level of connectedness. Access to instant information helps us to know what’s going on as it’s […]

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Let’s get Selfish – Why breast is best for MOMS!

This is Breastfeeding week – And you’ve probably read a lot of warm and fuzzy posts about the beautiful bonding experience moms and babies share while up at 2am staring into each others loving eyes… Or perhaps you’ve read some maddening posts about moms who were HORRIFICALLY told they are one step away from publicizing […]

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Tuning into My Gut is Tough

Not your literal mom’s gut, that deep down thought of, ‘I should have said something’ gut feeling. Listening to your ‘mother’s gut’ is advice others preach, but doesn’t mean anything until you’re in that actual moment of having to use it. That something isn’t right feeling means so much more after I became a mom. Mostly […]

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Instead of Time-out: 8 Practical Alternatives to Create More Connection in Your Family

When I was the parent of a young child, I was a time-out junkie. I didn’t want to hit my son for his misbehavior and I didn’t want to yell at him, so I needed some tools to help me. Time-out seemed like a gentle alternative and it served me well as a positive step […]

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Darn you, Taylor Swift!

Darn you Taylor Swift. Darn you. Let me begin my admitting, yes, I am a Taylor Swift fan.. And if she weren’t coming in concert on Halloween…HALLOWEEN… I would be bopping along like a 13 year old to all of her awesome songs… But right now, she’s not my favorite person. It’s because of something she […]

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Making Omnivores: 5 Ways to Encourage Adventurous Eating

A few Fridays ago, I was at a friend’s house on a play date. Her two kids were busy running around with my two, and as it was close to “bye bye time,” we chatted about weekend plans and tonight’s dinner plans. “So there’s this Indian place in Oldsmar (Desi Tadka) we love; I’m meeting […]

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I Survived the Zombie Apocalypse… aka 2 Years of Not Sleeping

One thing I had very little warning about when it came to becoming a parent was the lack of sleep I would really be dealing with. I’ve heard people say “you’ll never sleep again,” but I truly thought they were exaggerating or just being negative, since I’m a pretty optimistic person. Well, they were telling […]

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Mommy Wars: What Are We Teaching Our Children?

By now, we’ve all heard the phrase “Mommy Wars”. But what comes to mind when you hear it? Do you picture a clique of judgmental women scoffing at another mom on the playground? Maybe you envision a solo mama rolling her eyes at another who can’t control her 2 year old’s tantrum. More likely, you […]

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