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character

Character? Be one. But more importantly – raise one.

Building character is a tough thing to wrap your head around. You know when you meet someone who comes across as just genuinely unhappy? Like, if you smile at someone you’re passing in the store and they just glare back at you? I always wonder…what happened that they couldn’t find the silver lining? Luckily enough, […]

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Love Needs No Words- Autism Awareness

What is Autism? April is National Autism Awareness Month. According to Autism Speaks, Autism Spectrum Disorders are complex disorders of brain development, characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Breaking free from stereotypes Raising two children with autism is definitely not anything I had imagined. We had a long journey […]

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The Uninspired Parent

Stuck in a Rut: The Uninspired Parent

The one constant about parenting, is that your life/goals/challenges/successes/failures are always changing. Life for a parent ebbs and flows as your children learn new skills, tackle new problems, and generally change as human beings. So as parents, we’ve all experienced the mountain peaks of joy as well as the valleys of despair….but what about life in […]

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tough mama

Tough Mama Times

A couple weeks ago, I went through some tough mama times. I was dealing with a coughing child and a feverish teething toddler. I have to be honest that it was very trying. I am amazed that through those tough mama times, the tough mama in me arises every single time. I push harder than […]

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RaisingSisters

Raising Sisters

  I don’t have a sister. My mom doesn’t have a sister. In fact, there are no pairs of sisters in my entire family tree other than my grandmother and her sister. Yet, here we are raising a precautious pair of sisters. When we found out we were having a second girl we were shocked. […]

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Mom Crush: DJ Tanner

As a child of the 80s, I have vivid memories of watching Full House on Tuesday nights. Remember back in the day before the DVR and Netflix? When you actually had to watch live TV or miss it? DJ was the coolest young girl, who was honest, kind and wholesome. Everyone, including me, wanted to be […]

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