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2 Simple Ways I Got My Child to Eat Her Dinner

I don’t know about you, but in our house, it always used to be a battle to get our toddler to eat dinner. My daughter will be 2-years-old in May and she started giving us her toddler opinion right around the 18-month marker. You know, full blown ‘tude . Like most families, every night we… Continue reading 2 Simple Ways I Got My Child to Eat Her Dinner

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My Clingy Child

Today’s post is brought to you by pure frustration. I have given up so much of myself as a person since becoming a mom. I have given up sleep, exercise, privacy, and hot coffee to name a few. My little one will be 2-years-old in May and I don’t care if this sounds harsh, but… Continue reading My Clingy Child

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Forgetting to Live in the Moment as a Mom

Often times I am in a hurry. A hurry to get the kids ready, a hurry to get out of the house in the morning and into work, a hurry to get home from work. A hurry to get back home anytime I leave the house. It seems my life is nothing but a rush. The… Continue reading Forgetting to Live in the Moment as a Mom

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This Is Five

I never quite knew it, but I have waited for Five. Five is wondrous. Five is kind. Five is funny, silly, and laughing most of the time. Five takes my breath away at moments I least expect. Five plays by herself now and fusses even less. Five says “I love you” at the most random… Continue reading This Is Five

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Am I A Good Mother?

There is a question that lingers in my mind from time to time. A question I pray has a positive answer. At times, this question weighs on me. Especially on the days I feel like I’m literally losing my shit. Days when I ask myself, “What did I eat today?” Because I honestly cannot remember… Continue reading Am I A Good Mother?

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Sorry Mama, You Can’t Have It All

“Nobody can have it all.” That is a line the character Fritz Curtis says in the movie, Baby Boom from 1987 starring the very talented, Diane Keaton. This comment in the movie is made by her boss, a man, just after he demotes her. You see, the character Diane Keaton plays, J.C. Wiatt, is a… Continue reading Sorry Mama, You Can’t Have It All

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It’s Not All A Fairytale

Like most little girls, my 4-year-old is heavily into all the Disney movies; Ariel and Elsa are her favorite princesses, and she seems to enjoy watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the most. I was a child of the 80s and Disney movies like these (where the prince always rescues the damsel in distress) just… Continue reading It’s Not All A Fairytale