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Teaching Consent

Most of Taylor's life I have been sneaking in tiny conversations about consent. This started when she was very young (she is 10 now). The conversations revolved around not being forced to hug friends or family members - for any reason. This was important to me because I wanted to instill that it is okay… Continue reading Teaching Consent

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Successful 2018 Resolution

So, every year people make resolutions and every year I have participated in this tradition. Almost every resolution I made over my lifetime lasted a month or two before dwindling off...EXCEPT last years! Here is a link to my 2018 Resolution  blog post for specifics. Honestly, over the last year I have done a much better… Continue reading Successful 2018 Resolution

Mental Health · My Blog · Parenting · Self-Care

Let loose!

Sometimes we get too caught up with life. Work. Family. extracurriculars. Expectations. It is good to shake out your limbs and soul on occasion and loosen up. Laugh. Be silly. Goof off.  Don't conform. I try to have these loosening up moments regularly. Taking a second to remember you don't have to conform to social… Continue reading Let loose!

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Kids do the darndest things

In our home we generally have humans sleep on mattresses and canines sleep in dog beds. However, earlier this week our adorable child decided she was going to switch things up a bit. We kissed her good night and sent her upstairs to bed. A little while later when my husband and I made our… Continue reading Kids do the darndest things

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Doing it better than before

This month an interesting parenting situation presented itself. Honestly as a parent we find ourselves in a plethora of situations we would not have anticipated. Taylor keeps us on our toes, constantly challenging us to learn and grow right along with her. This time however, it was someone else who made us consider all sorts… Continue reading Doing it better than before

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Power Struggle

Sometimes I wonder how I will survive this whole parenting 'thing'. Saying it is challenging or difficult is an understatement. While it has more than its fair share of positives, it can be a struggle. Right now my, I mean our, daughter is nine and a half years old. She is smart, kind and creative.… Continue reading Power Struggle

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Limitless

I want to teach my daughter that she can do anything. Anything that she puts in time and effort to achieve. Nothing is only for boys or only for girls. If there is something she wants to do or learn it can be done. Everything just takes research, practice and dedication. In the last few months I… Continue reading Limitless

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Proud Mommy Moment

Over the years I have noticed and embraced a handful of extra special, proud mommy moments. These moments are ones that steal your heart, take your breath away and bring tears to your eyes. These moments are different from the ones when your baby takes their first step or says their first word. In my humble… Continue reading Proud Mommy Moment

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Loosening the Reins

Parenting and / or child rearing is tough. There is no right way, but lots of 'wrong' ways.  There are a lot of opinions though! People always have a simple solution for what ever the current problem or obstacle is too. Even without fully understanding the situation or the dynamic of those involved. I'm sure… Continue reading Loosening the Reins

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Tis the Season for Stress

All I want for Christmas is time with those I love without the pressure and obligation of gifts. Holidays. Business. Marketing. Things. Expectations. Pressure. Don't get me wrong, I love giving people gifts. It makes me feel good to see them smile. However, when it is expected all of the joy of giving is lost.… Continue reading Tis the Season for Stress