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How I Got My Kids to Help Take Care of the Dogs

Our daughters’ love for the dogs continues to grow every day and so does their interest in helping to take care of them.

One Child is not a Selfish Choice

I was advised not to have more children after a high-risk pregnancy resulting in a preemie son. I'm still judged for my decision to have an only child.

Confession: I Don’t Want to be Mommy

Right now, today: I don’t want to be Mommy. I want this season to pass. I want to wake up on the other side of their childhood.
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10 Ways My Expensive Arts Degree Prepared Me for Parenthood

My expensive arts degree from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts was money well spent - I learned a whole lot of stuff that helps me be an awesome mom.

Confession: I Don’t Want to be Mommy

Right now, today: I don’t want to be Mommy. I want this season to pass. I want to wake up on the other side of their childhood.

How One Conversation With My Mom Shaped My Parenting

There is a popular adage that says, “Never judge someone by the opinion of others.” While my mom didn’t say these exact words, I can still remember the conversation when she imparted this wisdom.

Parenting is Not an Innate Ability

Parenting is not an innate ability. It does not live in all of us and then magically presents itself the day our children are born.
A Summer Bucket List for Mom

A Summer Bucket List for Mom

Every summer I vow to make a summer bucket list with my family. I decided to draw up a bucket list that only a mom could truly appreciate.

On Growing Into My Motherhood

As the deep sediments of my soul shifted and settled, I saw more clearly through the eyes of a mother. Motherhood was nothing like I had imagined.

Coparenting After Divorce: Learning To Co-Parent Alone

The word co-parenting is a lie. In my experience, co-parenting doesn’t always mean two people working together. In our house, for a long time, co-parenting meant one person working alone.