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Mama, Don’t Opt Out: When We Compare Our Insides to Everyone Else’s Outsides

Everyone loves to tell young moms, “The days are long, but the years are short!” I believe that statement to be true, but I also know that this mothering generation is fighting a new battle against the ever powerful Social Media Monster. With every mom now stuck in the crushing cycle of comparing their insides to everyone […]

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Hey Mamas: Let’s Be Warriors for Our Children, Not Worriers

Wear Sunscreen. As a freshman in high school, wanting to be considered cool by my Senior brother and his friends, I listened repeatedly to a popular “song” they liked called, “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen“. More reading, than song really and although catchy when set to music – was actually the brain child of a […]

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The Only Parenting Advice You’ll Ever Need

Okay, hold the phone. I am about to throw down the only parenting advice you need. I am qualified to offer this advice because I am old and grizzled and I’ve climbed out on the other side of the deep, jagged crevice that is parenting. Snatch the pebble from my hand, grasshopper.  My children are […]

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The Colorado Springs Mom’s Guide to April 2017

Mamas, April is showering us with fun activities and, fingers crossed, some warmer weather to get out for park play dates! If you haven't already joined your Neighborhood Group, check them out for even more fun events and play dates right in your part of town. There is always something going on in Colorado Springs and [...]
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Worry, Fear, and the Unknown: Taking Back My Kids Childhood

Growing up, I would definitely call myself a worrisome child. I would worry about all types of things and then those worries would turn into nightmares at night as I slept. It wasn’t every night but it happened a lot. One of my favorite shows growing up was a show called Rescue 911. Now, if […]

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A Dad’s Perspective: Three Lessons I’ve Learned From Raising a Two Year Old

I realized the other day – as my daughter screamed, “I want my breakfast, daaaddyyy!” while I was changing her poopy diaper – that I had entered a different realm of living. While I’m doing something for her, she’s already petitioning for the next thing… and the next. This is a strange reality. “I want [...]
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