I want my kids to have faith that I can handle anything. I want my kids to learn how to handle things themselves. I want my kids to have faith in their ability to handle things all by themselves. This doesn’t happen overnight. This doesn’t happen from one conversation. It happens when we show them, […]
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Did you know that less than half of Colorado residents were born here? If you’re like me, you simply arrived in this beautiful state as soon as you could, but you may know little about how Colorado Springs was founded. Here are four facts for you and your kids about two major players in the […]
We all know that the last month of pregnancy lasts about 354 days. If you’re nearing the last month of your first pregnancy, then you are quickly learning it will drag on forever. And despite researching all the pregnancy must haves, some thoughts inevitably begin to come to mind. Things You Think in That Last Month […]
I think it’s a shame that I didn’t realize I was an introvert until I was well into my thirties. Had I known that my need to be alone for at least part of the day was something I had no control over, I could have saved myself some serious mom guilt.
Tonight, after I put my kids to bed and finally had a moment to myself, I thought of the ways I inadvertently give people in my life my emotional and sometimes physical leftovers. No, I am not talking about food anymore. I am talking about giving those we love the most in our life, the […]
Don’t plan to opt out of all holiday activities simply because your children are away. Plan to be part of a larger celebration with friends or other family members. Visit your place of worship. Attend that party. Wear that ugly Christmas sweater. Put out milk and cookies for Santa. Exchange Valentine’s Day notes with your […]
As we settle back into the routine of the school-year, our family is busier than ever. There are after-school obligations and after-work obligations. With all the rushing around and varying schedules, it can seem impossible to get a healthy meal on the table, let alone find time to shop for healthy foods! Luckily, I have […]
Do I feel the need to validate myself and explain my career decision with past accolades and honors to reassure myself and others of my choice? Not anymore. I used to apologize and dismiss the very notion of this choice, but now that I’m deep into the teen years with my three kids, the value of […]
In my head, I went into the parenting death spiral—does the fact that my kiddo won’t take a pacifier make me a bad mom? If I was a good mom, couldn’t I keep her content during a quick trip through the store? If I can’t even get my girl to take a paci, what other […]