My kids didn’t realize for years that he is actually my grandfather and not theirs, such are the continued relationships we are blessed to watch unfold. If I can be half the grandparent that he has been to me, I’ll feel like a success.
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If you had asked me about postpartum depression a few years ago, I might have said it was not a real thing. I might have said that mama was just tired, or that mama needed some help. I might have smiled and nodded at someone who said she was experiencing it.
If you have no idea what’s for breakfast, or if cereal is your usual answer, then we need to talk. Cereal is great, but it isn’t super nutritious or filling, and children need a good and satisfying meal to start their day. Let me be your breakfast coach and cheer you all the way to the […]
Yeah, we take advice from our Facebook mommy groups rather than from the pediatrician. We keep our babies in the same room with us until they’re a year old because that’s what the American Academy of Pediatrics says is best. It’s not that we actively try to go against traditional parenting beliefs, but the new […]
As moms, we do all we can to keep memories of our children fresh in our minds. But what about our firsts? Moms of all stages can attest to the constant barrage of newness, so here’s to a few motherhood firsts.
The bereaved is consoled to think that one day she may glance over at her daughters to find her sacrifice — of time, energy, and mental and physical self — has paid out in the blossoming of strong, driven young women. Until that day, the loss feels as endless as the diaper changes.
Having CPS show up on your doorstep is a fear for many. As a former CPS worker investigating allegations of abuse and neglect in two states, I can understand the anxiety that comes from having CPS arrive in your life. No matter if CPS is at your door because of an unfounded claim or real honest-to-goodness […]