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The Selfish Truth of Neglecting Your Neighborhood School

I live in a town that could be appropriately described as “bougie”. We have tiny homes costing $500k, locally sourced meats in our restaurants, and organic coffees in our cafes. We drink amazing local wines, have community parades, farmer’s markets, and support local artisans and businesses on Shop Local Saturday. Every school in the district […]

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Potty Training Like a Boss {Your How-to Guide for Success}

Potty Training Like a Boss {Your How-to Guide for Success}

Potty training (or potty learning) is a major developmental milestone in your child’s life. For most parents, it’s also an exhausting nightmare. Between picking the method you want to use (sticker charts, verbal praise, candy incentives etc.) to gathering all the supplies (pull ups, underwear, potty seat, travel accessories, and so on), it’s enough to […]

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3 Unapologetic Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

3 Unapologetic Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

Every mom is an imperfect mom Those moms that show up at school drop off at 8:00 a.m. looking ready to strut down the catwalk. The moms that can match any craft or recipe exactly as shown in the pins on their Pinterest boards. Yoga-practicing-Whole-Foods-shopping-no-electronics-allowing moms. Moms who work full-time, never miss a PTA meeting, […]

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How to Survive Being A Mombie: 5 Simple Tips

How to Survive Being A Mombie: 5 Simple Tips

Mombie: A tired mother that feeds on coffee and survives on wine. She is beyond exhausted, but stays up late anyway since it’s her only opportunity for kid-free time. Mombies – we’re out there. Mombie symptoms vary, but can include: memory loss, getting very hangry, messing up recipes, forgetting when you last showered, relying on delivered groceries, putting […]

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Crunchy Mom, or No? Why Labels Shouldn’t Define My Motherhood

Crunchy Mom – a mom who is an advocate of natural birth, non- or selective-circumcision, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, not (or delayed) vaccinating, breastfeeding, baby-wearing, homeschooling, organic living, and attachment parenting. I’ve never considered myself a “free spirit” or thought of my personality as hippie-ish. But in a world of #labels, it turns out that I’m a […]

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4 Ways You Can Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Happens to Everyone Regardless of your race, gender, or socioeconomic status, domestic violence is possible. On average, 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner every minute in the United States. One in three women, and one in four men, have experienced some form of abuse in their lifetime. Chances are that […]

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Dear Friend, Tomorrow May Never Come

Dear Friend, Tomorrow May Never Come

Thank You, Dear Friend Today you reminded me how tomorrow may never come. I hate the way in which you sent the reminder. But you always were straight to the point, however tough the conversation seemed. Today, my dear friend, I will hug my babies tighter. More I Love You’s More I love you’s will be yelled […]

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The Similarities Between Parenting and Customer Service

The Similarities Between Parenting and Customer Service

Working in customer service helped me understand parenthood Kids are a lot like the most difficult customers you encounter in almost any customer service job. They are demanding, insistent, and indignant.  Once you consider the similarities, they far outnumber the differences. In coaching myself to deal with the hardships of parenting, I learned to revert […]

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