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4 Things New Moms Want to Say but May Not

There are so many things to prepare for when becoming a mom. Learning how to take care of a newborn, how to breastfeed, how to mix a bottle, when to feed them, how often, what to dress them in, and so much more. Not to mention all the different research and studies that are thrown […]

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10 Ways to be an Advocate for Your Special Needs Child

There are many things to consider when you have a child with special needs. Whether it is known as soon as they are born, or any delays become apparent as they grow older it can be a huge learning curve. The processes of helping your child can be overwhelming, isolating, and frustrating. Depending on the […]

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Is College Education Worth It?

With the rising cost of college there has been more and more questions with teens and young adults whether or not college is really worth it. I understand this question. When you may be looking at years of owing student loans, it seems like not going is a better choice. There are many that never […]

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The Ultimate List of Manners

As my kids grow, there’s many things I want to teach them. Manners in my opinion are very important although I do agree there are times when manners need to go out the door. Those situations I’ll write about in another post. But for now, I created an ultimate list of manners. Things I want […]

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10 Essential Items to Buy Before Bringing Baby Home

Bringing a baby home, especially for the first time, can be daunting. As you prepare there can be long lists you find of what you need to be prepared. As I brought home my two children from the hospital I learned about several things that were life-savers as well as many products that were just […]

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Vaccines Did Not Cause My Daughter’s Autism

I would be lying if I said, before becoming a mother, I never feared having a child with Autism or any other developmental delay. I knew no matter what I would love my child, but I did not know how I could handle raising a child with special needs. As my child was born, I […]

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Why I’m Glad I Told My Kids I Have Depression

“Mommy, are you sick?” My oldest son asked me as we pulled into the CVS Pharmacy drive-through to pick up my prescriptions. “No. I just need this medicine for all the time.” I explained. “But why?” He had asked me this before. I usually found a way to avoid giving the true answer: I have […]

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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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