What Does It Mean To Hold Space for One Another

I have to admit that in my (cough) fortieth year I have had some serious “Come To Jesus” moments—where I pretty much fell out and hit the dirt. I have to tell you after a series of events last summer (2016) I never thought I’d come out of my shell. Professionally, it was fab year.  But personally? You’ll have to buy the book. Stepping into 2017 and walking in a Women’s March on Washington was how my year began. As we all know, the rest is history (or so they say)….

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The Reality Of Missing School And Chronic Absenteeism

For many of us school really just started – and not a moment too soon! I know you know exactly what I am talking about. That small celebration that goes on in your head after the school shopping is done and you cry a few tears after dropping them off for their first day back. FREEDOM. Even if just for a little while. Or maybe you are like me and you had one more quick trip, that was work related, but also meant a quick and fun vacation for the…

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Perfectly Imperfect, and a Real Mother of a Princess

Some world events have an impact on us, regardless of whether we have any real connection to them. Approaching the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, documentaries and magazine specials celebrate the life of the “People’s Princess.” As in the days following her death, I’ve been swept up in the coverage this last month. I’ve discovered a broken piece in my heart I didn’t even realize I held for Princess Diana. A Fairytale Wedding Like so many little girls of the time, I have vivid memories of watching Diana’s…

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Letting Our Children Grow By Letting Them Fail

This week one of my kiddos learned about consequences. It totally sucked. This kid missed a deadline and as a result received a pretty (in my opinion) severe consequence. My child was upset and is still pretty devastated. Guess what I did? NOTHING. No phone calls, no arguing on this kid’s behalf…nothing. I’m so over parents fixing problems for their children. My kid screwed up and has to pay the price. In the scheme of things, it’s so not a big deal even though–at the moment–it seems like the end…

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REALITY MOMS PARTNER: Make Money For Your Schools

Let’s just face it.  Education is not cheap in any way shape or form!  Whether you have a kid in elementary school or college, parenting puts the strain on the pocketbook. I often wonder how I can truly help the school my son goes to without all those crazy fundraising programs they offer. One opportunity this back to school season is shopping and sharing box tops with the Box Tops for Education program.  I mean, we’re already spending money for our families why not take the time to save for…

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