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My Favorite (non) Parenting Books

I never enjoyed reading parenting books. Somehow I doubted their usefulness. Sure, I asked my friends for opinions and advice, sought help and wisdom from my family, flipped through magazines and Facebook posts, trying to solve the mystery that is child rearing. Still, picking up a book solely devoted to telling me the best way […]

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oral health

Diet and Dentistry: How Kids’ Eating Habits Can Affect Their Teeth

We are delighted to partner with Dr. Melissa Wages of SW PDX Pediatric Dentistry to bring you this important information in honor of Children’s Dental Health Month.February is Children’s Dental Health Month. It is also National Snack Food Month. This isn’t going well. I have a confession to make. No, I have a couple confessions […]

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There’s a Purple-Haired Troll in My Basement!

We live in an age where the isolated nuclear family is the norm. I’ve heard many friends complain about the difficulty of forming friendships and community connections after a long day of work and parenting responsibilities. I’ll admit that I used to have the same difficulty until I invited the “purple-haired troll” and her daughter […]

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When I Feel So Angry

I felt like I was going to explode. I saw the frying pan on the stove and thought if I hit it against the wall, I could calm the rage I was feeling inside. I considered giving myself an adult time out. I started taking deep breaths to relax myself as my two kids demanded […]

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Social Media

How Social Media is Changing Our Motherhood Experience

“Just give me two minutes,” I say to my son and frantically add hashtags to my Instagram post for the day. #lifestyleblogger #motherhoodthroughinstagram. Is anyone else guilty of this? How about a quick check of your Facebook feed while you breastfeed? Especially during those long middle-of-the-night feeds. Social media is ever-present in our lives. It’s […]

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The College Scholarship Mistake I Won’t Make Twice

When I married my husband, my stepdaughter was only seven-years-old. She was a sweet little girl who loved American Girl Dolls and gymnastics. Today, she is twenty-years-old and a sophomore in college. Not only do I personally regret not seeking out and applying for scholarships when I was in school (I finished paying off my loans at […]

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