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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Why Jimmy Kimmel’s Story is Important for People to Hear

When I woke up this morning I was greeted by several text and Facebook messages with a link to a breaking news story. “Thought you might want to see this.” “Saw this and thought you would be interested.” “Thought of you when I watched this.” The story was about Jimmy Kimmel. During the opening monologue on his show Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, Kimmel opened up to his audience and the world about the birth of his son, Billy, on Friday, April 21st. What at first seemed to be a…

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Take Your Child To Work Day #RealityMom Edition

April is here, and that means Take Your Child To Work Day is fast approaching. Parents and children alike look forward to this day. Parents look forward to showing off their workplace to their kids, and their kids to their workplace. Children look forward to getting the chance to experience what mom or dad do all day while they are at school, as well as the chance to just miss a day of school. The event is meant to be a lesson in career education and quite literally, on-the-job training….

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