2017/12/13
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Girl You’ll be a Woman Soon

Today it happened. My little caterpillar began her official metamorphosis into a butterfly. We knew it was coming. We’ve talked about menstruation. She knew what to […]
2017/12/01
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Why Girls Should be Able to Exist without Men Behaving Badly

In light of the Matt Lauer (Russel Simmons, Louis C.K., Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and the seemingly endless list) allegations, I’m truly astounded by […]
2017/11/28

Other People’s Children

I’ve come to that point in parenting where my daughter looks at me like I don’t know anything.  In one way, I feel insulted because…hey, I […]
2017/09/20
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Why RVing is the Best Family Trip You Can Take Your Children On

I’m definitely a 5-star resort kind of girl . I love luxury, lazy rivers, hot tubs, and wifi. I blame my husband. Before him, I was […]
2017/08/25
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How to Talk to Your Tween about Everything

Learning how to talk to your tween in a tone, patience and understanding that is required is truly a learned skill. Middle school is the worst! […]
2017/07/30
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How to Survive Summertime Parenting

Ever find yourself wondering how to survive summertime parenting? Oh yeah, it’s definitely different from school year parenting. Sure, at first you think it’s going to […]
2017/05/30
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I Don’t Want To Grow Up, Mommy

When your child doesn’t want to grow up, a million thoughts run through your mind. Does my kid have Peter Pan syndrome? Why would she not want […]
2017/05/07
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Are Eating Disorders Genetic?

Have you ever wondered are eating disorders genetic? I have since the day I gave birth to my first daughter because the last thing I wanted […]
2017/04/10
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13 Reasons Why is the Netflix Series that Could Save Your Teen’s Life

I just finished binge-watching the new Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why and it was truly thought-provoking and intensely engaging. Without giving too much away because I […]