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Working Momma Blues

This morning started like any other Monday morning. Frantic. Rushed. Yelling “I’m turning off the TV if you don’t put your socks on! We need to go!”

Calming College Admission Anxiety

College applications are pretty much finished and submitted. Now the waiting starts—the agonizing waiting to hear did your teen get in or not?

Motherhood Means Letting Go

I consider walking him right back to our house where he belongs because he is not ready for school. Still, I know the truth: He is plenty ready—I am not.

What It’s Really Like To Be a Parent with Chronic Illness

I had been struggling for months―sometimes feeling weak, other times having numbness. The doctor's couldn't figure out what was wrong.

My Kids Take Melatonin: Don’t Judge Me

My children take melatonin. Every. Single. Night. We refer to their nightly doses as their “meds.” As in, “Are you ready to brush your teeth, or do you still need your meds?”

Can We Talk About Penises for a Sec?

I was terrified of ever seeing a penis, then later sort of mystified at how they worked. I never, ever imagined what a central role they’d play in my life.

A Professional Organizer Dishes: How to “Fake” a Clean House

Professional Organizer Darla Dermorrow shares her tips for keeping the appearance of a clean house...even when you don't have time to clean it.

6 Friends Your Tween Already Has (That you need to be on the lookout for…)

When she was four her best friend was your best friend’s daughter. Now your little darling is nine and her friendships have gotten a bit more complicated.

Going the Distance

Side by side, we’ll walk home, shadowy branches swaying gently overhead, their claws finger painting the constellation of a runner darting across the sky.

5 Steps to Balance Mental Load

When I faced going back to work after my maternity leave, my husband and I faced a very real and common challenge–how to balance household management and the mental load between the two of us.