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...

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Mom Radar is Real and It’s Freaking Me Out

Mom radar is real and it’s freaking me out. I swear my child has some sixth sense that tells her when I look too comfortable because she wakes up EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

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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.

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My Last Kid Goes to College Next Year…I’m Not Ready

I have been staunchly avoiding declaring all of the "lasts" as his senior year in high school sails by at a pace so fast that I can hardly keep up.

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.

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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.

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Painting the Yellow Room

When we got our new house, we painted one of the rooms yellow. I always thought of it as the baby's room. And then I had fertility issues.

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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?”

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Avoid the Summer Slide: Sneak in Some Learning!

It's summer, time for a break and a recharge, but summer can be hard for parents—kids are home and want to be entertained. How do you avoid the dreaded summer slide?

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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.

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