Parenting

mom tribes

The Many Kinds of Mom Tribes

As our lives evolve as women and mothers, our friendships and connections evolve too. It’s inevitable — we gather with different mom tribes through the years. Looking back throughout life this has been happening forever really. We move from group to group, and friend to friend, starting as early as elementary school. I remember my […]

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raising gentlemen

Raising Gentlemen

As a mom of all boys, I feel the weight of the challenge of raising gentlemen. It is my job is to shape these little boys into future husbands and fathers. Teaching manners is probably the most repetitive task we have as parents. Kids aren’t born knowing how to politely interact with others. It is […]

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family parenting books

Parenting Books You Didn’t Know You Needed

Have you ever googled “how to change a diaper?” Wondered why your seemingly sweet as pie toddler suddenly turned into a tiny tyrant? Considered yourself “well-rested” after a cool four and a half hours of sleep? Desperately needed a good laugh and someone to tell you “we’ve all be there” after an impossibly hard day? […]

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breastfeeding a toddler

Breastfeeding a Toddler – How Un-American

Nursing a newborn baby is full of beautiful moments. You finally get to meet that little nugget who had been inhabiting your insides and then continue to nourish them. Did you know that about 79% of American mothers’ breastfeed at birth? In the great US of A, studies show less than 10% of mothers are […]

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sensitive child

My Sensitive Child

My dear, sensitive first born.  You came into this world a red, screaming, angry ball of fire. I should have known based on those first few hours that you would be my sensitive child. The first year of your life was filled with dog hair covered floors because the sound of the vacuum would send […]

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