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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re anything like me you’re still in need for the perfect gift. As a mom of two very little ones the biggest challenge is finding the best gift for my husband. I hope to find something that truly conveys my appreciation but also love and joy from the […]

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13 Monumental Ways to Help Your Childs Mental Health

It is not easy for children to understand their own emotions and feelings, due to this it can be hard to understand their behaviors, fears, and anxieties. In order to help them, as parents, we need to understand what is necessary to support their mental health. Helping to strengthen your child’s good mental health can […]

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How to Comfort Your Friend with Anxiety

Hey everyone! I’m Jessa, author of Happily Ever Hillmann. If you don’t know me, you wouldn’t know that I have sometimes debilitating anxiety that cripples me from leaving my house (or leaving wherever I’m at when a panic sets in). If you don’t know me, I seem relatively calm, friendly, and at ease in social […]

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Living with It: Mental Illness and Ending the Stigma

When you hear the term “mental illness” there’s immediately a negative stigma that comes unfairly attached. Mental illness simply is that, an illness in your brain. Just like arthritis, or kidney disease it needs to be treated. In this day and age it’s still taboo to be open and honest about having a mental illness. Those of us […]

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8 Valuable Lessons to Teach Kids about Gender Equality

As a very proud feminist, parenthood has been an interesting time over the last three and a half years. My husband will tell you I think way too much way too early about my kids and what I want to teach them. For instance, you might not truly consider teaching gender equality to your kids […]

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5 Ways Family Vacations are Good for Kids

Some of the best memories I have from growing up are the memories of traveling with my family. Yes it can be tiresome and yes as a kid I am not sure I really cherished it at the time. I’m sure I complained too much. I am absolutely sure I drove my parents batty when […]

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My Kids Do Not Need Your God: Teaching My Kids to Choose for Themselves

I grew up around many different religions. In fact, my grandma was Mormon and my grandpa was a Boston catholic. I grew up in a house where religion was important. However, as I came into my own, I realized that I don’t want my kids feeling like it is the end of the world, thinking […]

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Censorship: Why I Will Not Stop Saying F*** in Front of My Kids

I have never been a person to cuss all the time. I do not say F*** every sentence. Although depending on my mood it definitely happens more. Since becoming a mother there definitely is one thing I hear a lot, mostly from my own mother, and that is to stop cussing, “You’ll be surprised how […]

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Should Husband’s Buy Their Wives Gifts on Mother’s Day?

There are so many holidays over the year but only once is it specifically to thank and appreciate MOM. So as a husband you have your own mother to think about, true, and you definitely should thank your own mother for dealing with you as you grew up. But what about your wife, the mother […]

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Speech Delay: I’m Tired of Hearing Just Wait

My daughter is the light of my life, along with her little brother, they are everything I wanted. As my daughter was at the doctor for her 18 months well-check the point was brought up that she really should be talking more. At the time she really did not have more than 2 or 3 […]

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