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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...

My Parenting Platform: Nurturing Emotional Intelligence

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What aspect of parenting do you research endlessly? Fight to nurture in your children tirelessly? Think back on the last week. What were the most...

To my good baby

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Dear Rose, The question came fairly frequently in the months after you were born. “Is she a good baby?” I knew what they meant by that. They...

How do I do it all?

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As I write this, I’m in tears. Sometimes I don’t know how I will keep it all together.  How am I supposed to do it...

Raising an MMA Toddler

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I knew that raising a toddler with my MMA fighter husband could pose some interesting challenges. In his first year of life, my son...

Estranged Families and Alcoholism: My Kids Won’t Know Their Grandfather

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My father and I are estranged. My dad is an alcoholic who for the better part of my life has made little to no effort...

Parenting Without Patience: A Lesson in Empathy

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I am the last woman on Earth that has the patience to parent. In truth, I’m awful with big emotions and talking back. I...