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High Risk Hope Event Trots for Preemie and NICU Families

High Risk Hope Event Trots for Preemie and NICU Families

Preemie Mom. High risk Mom. NICU Mom. These are titles nobody wants, but badges of honor that bring together a small community of women who had no intention of, and would probably prefer not to hold these labels. And one non-profit organization, High Risk Hope is working hard to support this group.  I am a […]

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Everyone Gets on Base

“But, Mama, why didn’t they let me get on first base?” This was the question my sweet boy asked me after he was thrown out on first in his very first baseball game of the spring baseball season. He had been practicing for nearly 5 weeks, 2-3 times a week. Finally, we were playing in a […]

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Why I Always Say “YES” To My Kids And Why You Should Too

Does this sound familiar? “Mommy, do you want to play outside?” Me: “Sure, hun, maybe later” or the famous, “I promise, in 10 minutes we can play.” How many times have those 10 minutes turned into never? We are all guilty of this.  Some will never come to realize how precious those moments could have been. […]

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I Survived A Mass Shooting

In light of the recent tragedy in Orlando, now recognized as the worst mass shooting in US history, I wanted to share my own experience, having survived a mass shooting. In honor of those who lost their lives, those who were injured, those who witnessed, all the friends, families and anyone else who has ever […]

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Tales from the Unschoolers: A Day in the Life of an Unschooling Family, Part 1: Morning

It’s ten o’clock in the morning on a Wednesday in the middle of January; a time when children are expected to be in school, sitting upright with pen and paper in hand, having knowledge crammed into their soft, pliable brains. My kids, on the other hand, are still in their PJ’s, laying on the couch […]

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