2019/03/18
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Proper Playdate Etiquette Protocol for Toddlers and their Moms

Are you a playdate pro or are you a new mom just dipping her toe in the playdate pond? Either way, learning all the rules and […]
2019/03/11
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Happy 14th Birthday to My Teenager, my Best Friend

I know not everyone agrees with this or has this same experience because parenting a teen is a box of chocolates, you never know what you […]
2019/02/25
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The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Raising a teen is hard. Being a teen is hard. I know a lot of us parents complain about our teens and how inconvenient their ever-changing […]
2019/02/18
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Raising Teen Girls to Survive Misogyny, Sexting and Slut Shaming

The things we have to talk to our children and teens about these days is intense. I never remember my mom talking to me directly about […]
2019/02/04
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If You Want Respect from your Toddler, You have to Respect Them Too

Ever wonder how to get respect from your teen? I remember wondering how to get respect from a toddler. It’s simple really if you want respect […]
2019/01/21
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American Girl Doll of the Year 2019 Blaire Wilson GIVEAWAY

My girls love American Girl Doll. They’ve loved them since our first trip to the American Girl Doll Store in Chicago when they were just little […]
2019/01/14
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Introducing New Mom Monday What Giving Birth Feels Like

Good Morning moms and dads of the Internet. I’ve been a mom in the motherhood for quite some time now but that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten […]
2012/01/11
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Navigating the Play Date Arena ~Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Breaking Up is hard to do even with your play date~ We’ve all been there. That’s the moment in a relationship when you know it’s not […]
2010/03/30
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A Toddler, a Preschooler and a Petulant Teenager!

With the current living arrangement due to the Big Guy’s career, we decided that I needed some help around the house with the girls. Luckily for […]