Tag: life lessons

One Simple Thing I Do Every Day to Boost My Confidence

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Hey there, mama. You might not see it yet, but you are beautiful. Even when you can’t remember the last time you washed your hair...

Thank You, Now Go Away! How to Deal with Unsolicited Parenting...

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How do you handle advice that you didn't ask for? Ignore it? Take the advice even if you don't agree just to keep the peace?...

Let Go of Your Mistakes :: Practicing Forgiveness

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Occasionally, when my four-year-old makes a mistake, she'll ask me if I still love her. "Of course I do- I will never not love...

Answering Tough Questions from Your Children

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My 5-year-old is very inquisitive. He asks a million questions a day. I love his curious attitude towards the world, but it has led...

My List of Parenting “Rules”

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I made a list of rules before I was even pregnant, and I was sure that I would not break them. I will not...

5 Bad Pieces of Bad Advice

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There are some pieces of advice that are undeniably good. Brush your teeth. Don’t start forest fires. Never surprise a moose. Good sense, good...

The Kind of Mom I Am :: When Mom Gets Sick...

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See part 1 of this story here. Developing a tumor in my spine threw a monkey wrench into my plans. Many of the things I...

Not the Kind of Mom I Wanted to Be :: When...

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We each entered motherhood with ideas of what kind of mom we wanted to be. Did you dream of cooking wholesome, organic food for...

We Started Unplugging Once a Week: Here’s What Happened

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My husband recently showed me some research which detailed the benefits of unplugging from your electronic devices once a week. I was dubious at first,...

New Mom Reality Check

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New Mom Reality Each day I look forward to the possibility of a power walk in my neighborhood. That may not seem like a...

What to Do When the One You Compare Yourself to Is...

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We all play the comparison game with other moms. (Don’t lie. You do it, too!) Whether we’re side-eyeing another mom’s neat house, well-behaved kids,...

Dear Fellow Mom, Thanks for Seeing Me and Speaking Up

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And so the mom story goes... I was out all morning with the kids. We ended up being out longer than I expected so all...

To the Forgotten Mothers on Mother’s Day

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When I was pregnant with our son, David, I had a lot of people stop and wish me congratulations on that first Mothers day....

When Kids Have To Act Like Parents :: An Unhealthy Role...

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I cant help but have tears in my eyes as I write this. Today I am not talking about me parenting my kids. Today I...