8 Satisfying Winter Self-Care Ideas

With its cold temperatures and dark days, winter can leave you feeling down. It's an important time to take care of yourself.

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Only Eighteen Christmases

Eighteen gets to be a gut-wrenchingly small number when you realize that’s the number of times you have to make significant memories with your kids.

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Seeing the Forest Through the Trees: Life with Toddlers

I hear that three and a half is magical, and that children turn the corner from beast to beauty, but I’m still waiting...

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Saving Money When Your Child Goes Away To College

Sending a student away to college is life-changing for parents and students. It's still possible to save money when your child goes away to college.

The Firsts That Come in the Tween Years

As our kids grow, the firsts come less frequently and the time stretched between them lengthen. We don't celebrate the later milestones.

There is No “Just” in Adoption

The next time someone says, “you can just adopt”, feel free to kindly remind them that adoption is much harder than one would ever guess.

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4 Parent-Teacher Conference Mistakes to Avoid

It's easy to make rookie mistakes during your parent-teacher conference, but follow these simple rules and you'll have an easier school year.

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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.

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It’s Time to Redefine “Mom Hair”

To me, mom hair means hair that is way too long and far too neglected. I have not had a haircut since before my second child was born.

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Lost and Found

Learning to find my way home when I was lost, has allowed me to teach my three children that they, too, can go wherever they want to.