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The Sweet Spot

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They call it parenting in the sweet spot.  It's that narrow window comprised of a handful of magical, enchanted years of childhood.  It's those years that make up a relatively calm bridge between the stormy extremes of the sleep deprived blur and physical demands of baby/toddlerhood...
It has become the all too familiar battle that parents ultimately face… screen time. A relentless stream of new and dangerous apps, texting after bedtime, fake Instagram accounts, cyberbullying, etc. These all have become items on an endless list...
Look. This is not a conversation I want to have. I’d rather continue avoiding it but since my kids seem to have moved beyond the age of play dates where moms are invited too, this has got to be said: Please...
Everyone needs help mother and son

Learning How to Ask for Help

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Every one needs help. Every one. Except me. I’m a perfectionist stay-at-home mom with a master’s degree in social work so I am exempt from needing help. I’m actually trained to be the helper, fixer, advice giver, counselor, and do-it-yourselfer.  So what...
He Surprised the Heck Out of Us My oldest son Leon was born on Easter Sunday, six and a half weeks premature. This information largely sums up my son: he surprised the heck out of his whole family that day,...
Ouch. Nothing hurts like finding out your kid bit someone. Biting is a common behavior problem for toddlers and preschoolers. Chances are pretty high that at some point your child will get bitten or bite, giving you unsolicited membership into...
Originally published August 2020 I laid on the floor of the playroom in total defeat. It can’t get worse than this, I thought. I just need to get through another week and then the kids will be back in school...

Practice Makes Perfect

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My parents drove us all over south Alabama and half of the state of Mississippi for piano and voice lessons and continued even when the eye rolls and teenage years were in full force. They enforced practice times and...
November is a special month for my family because that is the month my son was born. Recently I learned that November is also National Adoption Month which makes the month even more special because my son is adopted....
The question of how much, if any, screen time to allow our kids seems to be the bane of every 21st century parent’s life. Children are constantly asking to watch or play something! Meanwhile, every other article we read...

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Moms Love: King Cakes

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We are thankful to partner with Dolce Bakeshop. We love supporting local businesses! Want to tell moms about your business? Email [email protected] Some folks think...
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