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Modern Day Motherhood: Accidental Exploitation in a Social Media Crazy World

Photo Credit: Beth Mayberry of Oak + Oats Lifestyle PhotographyFrom the moment of conception (and actually, even before) children are losing their right to privacy. In fact, a recent study shared that by the time a child is five years old, their parents will have posted around 1,500 images of them on social media. Anonymity […]

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Holiday Power Struggles: A Loving Tug of War

Please pardon me if I have a mixed response to the approaching holiday season. Yes, I know I need better boundaries with both families but that is easier said than done. But even with the power struggles, watching my son experience the holidays is still a magical time. Perhaps it’s worth the extra wine I […]

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Stay Calm. You’ve GOT This. Now Make Sure THE KIDS See That.

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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Who Is Getting Your Leftovers?

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 […]

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Boo Hoo Hoo: Co-Parenting Through Shared Holidays

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 […]

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