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My First School-Age Birthday Party as a Mom

In a desperate attempt to up my game in the making mom-friends category, I decided to attend a birthday party for my son’s classmate from school. It reminded me of high school because all I wanted was to fit in and make some connections. I have been dying to create my mom-village for five years […]

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The Taming of a Wild Beast: A Girl and Her Dog

We have “that” dog. You know the one that is super naughty most of the time. The dog that isn’t your best friend, but rather is always trying to figure a way to get the most out of every situation. You know the one that acts like a wild beast, only sometimes willing to be tamed. He will do whatever it […]

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Building Community in 5 Easy Steps

Things feel a little unsettled these days. You know what will help? Community. I encourage you to make one. Yep, do it. You can. I believe in you. You know why? Because I did it. It doesn’t take money. It doesn’t take a special personality. It doesn’t take the “right” neighborhood. It takes you. Maybe […]

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A Love Letter to My Single Mom Friends

Dear Single Mom Friends, I don’t know what this Valentine’s Day will look like for you but I wanted to make sure that amidst the noise of prepping for classroom parties and mailing grandparent cards, you heard the truth from someone. My dear friend, you are seen and you are loved. I see you at […]

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Parenting in a World Obsessed with BFFs

How do we teach our daughters about true friendship when everywhere they turn, they are bombarded with messages of how important it is to have a BFF?  From TV shows for young girls to conversations at recess, there is a ton of pressure to find a Best Friend Forever at such a young age.  I have four daughters, […]

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