Motherhood Category

Dear mom… you’re right.

My daughter is 6 years old and in the first grade. Every day after school, I open her backpack to check her folder for any worksheets that have been sent home or papers that might need signed. Last night, this particular paper caught my eye. My initial reaction was something along the lines of, ‘Wow. […]

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Dear Daughter… I promise you’ll forever be my little girl

See that pink ballerina standing next to her momma? Let me tell you a little story about that girl. You see, she’s four-years-old and last week, her preschool sent a paper home with instructions for her to think about what she wanted to be when she grew up and return to school Wednesday dressed as […]

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Let the kids be kids

Sometimes, the irony of a moment amazes me. Yesterday, I was busy cleaning around the house – you know, doing all the chores that seem to never end (dishes, laundry, and endless toy pickup). I walked past my son’s room and saw him lying in bed holding the iPad inches from his face. He looked […]

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I want to be a ‘yes mom’

Let’s talk about this morning’s moment in motherhood…. “Sophia, you need to get dressed and put your shoes on!” “Ok, mom! Can I wear a dress?” “Yes, you can wear a dress!” “Can I wear my butterfly dress?” “Yes, you can wear your butterfly dress. Now get dressed!” “Can I wear my headband?” “Yes, you […]

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Lessons in the Kitchen

Last December, my girls unwrapped children’s cookbooks on Christmas morning. This was one of the gifts I was most excited about – as giving something with the potential to create memories and shared experiences together always feels far more meaningful than gifting a toy that will likely be played with only a few times before […]

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I didn’t know.

Confusion. Shock. Grief. Sadness. Heartache. Fear. A whole bunch of feelings that were neither expected nor invited to show up on an ordinary Wednesday morning. It was the week of spring break and my husband had taken the day off work. He was in the kitchen cutting sweet pastries from our favorite bakery into tiny […]

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Tough Conversations

Talking to our kids about big things like protecting their bodies and safe versus unsafe touching can be a pretty heavy, uncomfortable, and overwhelming task. As parents, where do we start? How far do we go? How much do we share and what age do we even begin? I’m overwhelmed with the uncertainty of all […]

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If only I could keep you little… (a letter to my daughter)

My dear girl, you’ve always loved bedtime stories. Happy ones, silly ones, rhyming ones, teaching ones, nonsense ones… There’s just something about being able to wind down and snuggle up together with a cozy blanket and good book that makes this a time to love and look forward to. The bedtime story we chose recently […]

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Technology…

I love it. I hate it. It makes me feel guilty. It makes me feel entertained. The accessibility of it keeps me well-informed. The convenience of it sometimes disconnects me from others. It’s a paradox. You know, when I give my kids their tablets, it’s usually because I need a shower or a break or […]

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Handmade Valentines

I’ve always been a lover of all things vintage and old. An old soul. A person who would rather receive a handmade card over any overpriced sentiment from Hallmark; a tattered book with notes written throughout over any digital version available to download; a blanket hand-quilted by my grandma over any soft plush found at […]

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