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Tag: parenting

Tips for the mom who has to travel for work

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I started a new job a few months ago, and one week later, I was flying to California for a work trip. Over the...

Witching Hour Survival Strategies

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4:30 PM. The kids are home from school and/or up from their naps. Dinner isn't quite on the table. The husband isn't quite home. The house...

Raising a mini-me and looking into the mirror

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Raising a mini-me is a thrill. I watch my daughter and see myself in everything she does. For example, her sweet soul helps people...

Books that Teach My Young Daughters About Civil Rights

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On Monday, January 21st, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  On this national holiday, we remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King,...

How makeup makes me a better mom

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I'm a mom. Why bother with makeup? I’ve never been particularly gifted at self-beautification. Imagine one of those meticulously coiffed hairdressers who work the chairs...

Learning from our children: What our kids can teach US

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Yes, I know, this is so cliché, and at the same time so necessary. I'll never stop emphasizing how important it is to learn...

National Adoption Day | Advice from an Adult Adoptee

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National Adoption Day is here, and I'm as happy as my four-year-old wearing her favorite tutu! As I've said before, this is a day...

Why Moms Need Non-Mom friends

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As moms, let's be real. You need a tribe.  You know, that old saying, “it takes a village?” It still holds, and a non-mom friend...

Watching sports when you don’t like them

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I may embark on several journeys throughout my life, but I know I'll succeed at them because I am a mom, and if I can...

S/O to the stay at home moms

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Parenting is hard. Dare I say mommy-ing is harder—all the stress, tears, and multiple personalities that come out in one day. And then there's...