Tag: advice

Self Care, Extreme Self Care

My perfectionist streak means that I often try to be everything to everyone.  I am Super Mom.  The one who always volunteers to bring snacks for soccer practice.  And bakes her own bread, muffins, and pie every weekend.  And makes applesauce from scratch.  From apples that she picked herself.  And tomato sauce from the tomatoes

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Christmas with my Children: Madness vs. Magic

I’m one of those people who secretly doesn’t mind when stores start decorating for Christmas right after Halloween. I LOVE Christmas. The reasons are rooted in my childhood, my Faith and are now bursting at the seams with my husband and five children. We start celebrating the day after Thanksgiving when the tree and decorations go

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Growing Up Transgender: Thoughts, Advice, and Hope

My friend Natalie and I have a lot in common. We love fashion and makeup and manis and pedis.  We love the summer and give each other pep talks to get through the long cold winter months.  We’re both girly girls.   There are some differences though.  Natalie is a huge dog person.  Me, not so

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Thoughts of a mom of young kids watching her niece graduate from high school.

  Last night I attended my niece Sabrina’s high school graduation. Being a mom of two girls aged 2 and 4, it’s not often I get to blog about a direct experience in teenager-related milestones, so I thought this would be a fun opportunity for me. I think the last high school graduation I attended

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A Tale of Two Sisters: Resisting the Urge to Preach Unsolicited Parenting Advice to New and Would-Be Parents

  The two sisters referenced in the title are not actually sisters.  One woman is my younger sister; the other is my DH’s younger sister, so my sister-in-law.  Both are in their early 30s.  And that’s about where the similarities end. My sister is planning a wedding for next year, and moved to the other

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Advice For My Daughters (In Quotes)

My beautiful girls, There are so many things I want for you in life, and advice I want to share with you about life. I know that I won’t always have inspirational words of wisdom of my own to share with you, but luckily for me there are others who have already said it quite perfectly. And although these words are not my own, I hope

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The Greatest Love of All

Continuing my mission of providing gratuitous advice to younger parents, I was recently inspired by the song “The Greatest Love of All,” written by Linda Creed and Michael Masser, and most famously recorded by Whitney Houston. It’s an amazingly complex song, with valuable lessons throughout. I believe the children are our future Teach them well And

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