Tag: mom

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...

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...

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...

Packing My Hospital Bag the Second Time Around

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With two weeks left until my due date, it's officially time to pack my hospital bag! I learned from my first labor and delivery what I...

Fear Can Be a Lifesaver

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My family took a trip to the Grand Canyon when my youngest son was three years old. The Grand Canyon is breathtaking! It's more...

Maternity Must-Haves for Every Trimester

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Oh, the joys of pregnancy. Being pregnant is an experience unlike any other. You're giving up your body to grow another human. It is...

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,...

Interview with Heidi Murkoff, Author of “What To Expect” Books –...

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Heidi Murkoff is a world-renowned author of What To Expect When You're Expecting, collaborator on her book's movie of the same title (which is...

Interview with Heidi Murkoff, Author of “What To Expect” Books –...

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Chances are, if you've had a baby, adopted a baby, been pregnant, or know someone who has done these things, or, taken a stroll...

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....

For the Mother Who Is Hurting on Mother’s Day

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My husband and I went through the loss (miscarriage) of our first baby at just five weeks. Afterwards, I knew I was different. Research...

Guide to Thrift Stores in the Albuquerque Area

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Thrift shopping is one of my favorite hobbies. I love finding unique items at a great price. It's also a budget friendly way to...

No, This Baby Wasn’t “Planned” :: Answering That Awkward Question

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When my first baby was just eight months old, I found out I was pregnant. Again. As soon as I saw those two little...

Snack-straction: Protein-Packed Snacks to Keep Kids Full

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We have all been there. It’s a warm and beautiful day. You have offered your offspring endless fun activities . . . outside play,...