Why My Facebook Posts are All Sweetness and Sunshine

I love Facebook. I do. It allows for community building with like-minded people, provides entertainment, shares helpful information and is a way to stay connected with old friends. I enjoy reading articles that discuss life hacks and reminisce about trends from my childhood, watching cooking videos of tasty recipes I’ll never make and keeping up with the latest news in my friends’ lives. Facebook is a lot like how I imagine quicksand to be. If you tread lightly and quickly you are fine, but the minute you linger a little…

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The ABCs of Motherhood: 26 Tips for Moms-To-Be

Becoming a mother is a wonderful, but challenging experience. In order to help expectant moms be better prepared, a helpful glossary is below for reference. The ABCs of Motherhood Anxiety: The experience of creating the most absurd worst-case scenarios in your head and then obsessing about them. Examples include worrying about the possible long-term side effects of the non-organic vegetables you served at dinner, and wondering if television really does rot the brain. These thoughts can occur at any given moment, though usually right as you are about to fall…

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A Reminder To All Moms: You Are Not Invisible

On May 31st, Anastasia, who writes on the Facebook page In all your spare time, wrote a poignant Facebook post that resonated with so many mothers across the world. Soon after my son was born I felt like I became invisible. One day I started wearing 1 earring. Now anyone that knows… Posted by In all your spare time on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 She described how as a new mom she felt like she was invisible. To prove a point, she decided one day to take out one earring and only…

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We’re a Gluten-Free Family: Don’t Judge Us

Last summer my family made a huge dietary change. We became a gluten-free family—no more wheat, rye, or barley. Which meant no more bread-y things. Which meant no more pizza nights *gasp*. We completely changed our tried-and-true dinner menu. Buh-bye Kraft Mac and Cheese. See ya good ol’ chicken nuggets. Our go-to meals became fish, veggies and rice, and crustless quiche. I know what you are thinking: Look at this crunchy mom. This family is just being trendy. What? You’re too good for chicken nuggets? In fact, none of these…

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Forget Report Cards: This Is What Really Matters

Report card day. For some parents it carries with it the feelings of pride and anticipation. For others it brings dread. It is the day that our children’s academic success is summed up in a single letter. A, B, C, D, F. Outstanding, Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory. Commendable, Proficient, Basic. Above grade level, Grade level, Below grade level. Four times a year we see our children’s achievement in school formally assessed and scored in black and white. For all parents this can be difficult if we don’t see that grade that we…

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