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conduit parent trap

The Conduit Parent Trap; What to Do If You Find Yourself In It

The hesitation is apparent, as I mull over the question again and again in my head.  Where is your favorite place to shop?  I laugh nervously. The small group of women and mothers I am talking to lean in closer, but my answer never materializes. Instead, I do what I usually do when I am nervous, and brush off the question […]

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balance

Finding Balance in Motherhood + Focusing On Your Why

A few months ago, I finished up a yoga class with a few balance poses. These were not hard poses. They were poses I had done for a while. But for some reason, I couldn’t seem to find my balance. I was all over the place and getting frustrated when the teacher called out, “Don’t […]

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Losing my Parenting Stride in Kindergarten Bootcamp

I rock this parenting thing… until suddenly, I don’t. Last summer I hit my parenting stride as a veteran mother of three, I had gained confidence and skills. Or, at least that is how I felt. I had a well behaved four year old preschool graduate; a beautiful, happy two year old; and an easy, […]

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organize

Keeping Chaos at Bay: Four Tips to Staying Organized as a Mom

Organization is not my natural inclination. As a single person, that worked out most of the time. I probably was not as productive as I could be, but I organized the big stuff – I knew where my extra checkbooks were and could find my socks. Low bar, I know! I vaguely hoped for more […]

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10 Reasons to Pack a Bento Lunch for Your Child

When my oldest child was born, he was breastfed exclusively.  Six months later, he was dining on carefully crafted homemade baby food. None of that mattered as he became a typical picky toddler asking for pizza, pop-tarts, and macaroni for every meal by the age of two.  I sadly sent him off to kindergarten with a […]

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Four Things to Consider Before Taking Your Kids Out of School for Vacation

What is your opinion on taking kids out of school for a vacation? As a travel agent, this is a question I hear from my clients a lot. I wish there was a clear-cut answer I could give them, but unfortunately there is not. However, there are several factors that I recommend to them to […]

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