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Single Parenthood: It’s Not A Competition

Yes, some parents are the sole parent 100% of the time. But I would argue that single parenthood includes a wider cross-section of parents.

When Parenting Took Over my Marriage

Every new parent goes through that phase when marriage inadvertently crawls to sulk in a dark corner of the basement, hidden by cobwebs, grieving alone.

Feeling Safe is the End Game

An anxious child worries about everything—but you don’t necessarily know that. But as a mom, it's your job to make sure that your child is feeling safe...

What It Really Means to Love “Like a Mother”

Loving like a mother is simply defined by the object of that love. When you love someone unconditionally, you love like a mother.

Welcome to Motherhood, Where Friendships Go to Die

Motherhood isn’t like the movies. As it turns out most of your friends will forget about you.

What to Do When You Catch Your Child in a Lie

I waited. I didn’t call her out on her lie. I just cocked my head a little, looked her back straight in the eye and waited for her to blink.

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?”

It’s Okay to Not Love Every Moment, But You’ll Miss It

Mothering is difficult. And it really is okay to not love every moment of it. But when you're at the other end of the field, you'll miss it.

7 Great Ways For Your Teen to Relieve Stress

Anxiety, stress, and depression are normal and valid feelings in today’s landscape.  How can we help our teens to reduce stress and conflict?

Learning To Live Alone After Divorce

A false alarm reminded me that this was just one of the uncharted and scary territories I was entering now that I was alone in the house without a partner.