Author Archive | Evelyn

failure

How to Give Kids a Healthy View of Failure

“Mommy, what does “fail” mean?” my redheaded son asked me as I slathered aloe vera over his warm, lobster-hued back.  I had neglected to apply sunscreen before he played outside and in my ocean of guilt had muttered something about a colossal mommy-fail under my breath. Now I was at a loss for words to […]

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celebration

How to Create More Celebration Everyday

The idea of a celebration sometimes intimidates me. After all, the movies portray celebrations as elaborate parties: loud music, dancing, fancy appetizers, detailed decorations. Or on the other side- wild, booze-filled brawls . Neither of those types of celebration translates into my everyday reality; let’s just say that my home is very much lacking prosciutto-wrapped […]

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How White Middle Class Moms Can Combat Racism

How White Middle Class Moms Can Combat Racism

I’m not one for strong language, but it’s been one hell of a month for the U.S. The events of last week brought new vigor to the discussion of racism in America, and the torment of division cannot be denied. The nation watched as the heartbreaking events unfolded across America: the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in […]

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kid eating

The Ten Stages of Dinner With Kids

  Feeding children is often way harder than it should be. Our family is blessed with four children, ages 5 and under, so relative pandemonium is something to which we are accustomed. Somehow meals magnify the difficulty of filling multiple kids’ tummies. My husband and I have discovered that our dinner often includes a series of stages, which together, complete […]

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mommy anger

Help for Mothers Who Struggle with Mommy Anger

  Hi. I’m Evelyn, and I struggle with Mommy Anger. Yes, it’s a real thing; and I’m not alone. A great many, great mothers out there wrestle with getting angry at their children too. Mommy Anger is not a thing to be dismissed. It is a unique flavor of fury reserved for overwhelmed, overtired, over worried and overworked mamas. Also, it. sucks. […]

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