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Trying to avoid the comparison trap

Lately I’ve been thinking about ways that I can be a better parent by avoiding the comparison trap. And by that, I mean in all areas of parenting. Comparing my two daughters to each other… Comparing my kids to my friends’ kids… Comparing myself to other moms… Comparing the family I grew up in to [...]

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recharging as a mom

This past year has been really busy for me and my husband in many different ways. We now have two children and our baby is turning into a very active toddler. The preschooler/toddler combination along with my husband’s sometimes 12 hour days, has left my head spinning in so many different directions it’s hard to [...]

At the corner of “will” and reality

As nearly all first time parents, I had a lot of ideas for the kind of parent I wanted to be and the rules I would follow and ones I would ignore. And like most parents, I quickly found myself throwing most of those expectations out the window. Admittedly, my list of things of “definitely [...]

I’m Starting to Sound Like a Broken Record…

Sometimes I find myself repeating the same things over and over to my kids. After another night of saying, “we don’t eat play-doh,” it made me think back on some of the common sayings I heard from my parents growing up! – “If you say that one more time I’m going to clean your mouth [...]

Finding “me” time

One of my biggest challenges as a parent has been carving out “me” time. It’s an ironic struggle, because as an introvert and a manager of a very busy, very social team at work, wind-down time has always been an essential component of my daily routine and I definitely felt less healthy if I didn’t [...]

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Twenty Minutes

I recently posted a photo of a quilt top on Instagram… and within minutes, I had three texts from friends with the same exact question: “How in the world do you find time to quilt?!?!” It was followed by a smattering of emoticons that ranged the gamut from the “thumbs up” to the “shocked face” [...]

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If My Toddler Was 18

Someone recently told me that the traits that can make toddlers extremely challenging at age two are the same qualities that other would likely admire when they are young adults.  While it is hard to imagine my little guy in kindergarten, much less graduating high school, I thought it would be fun to explore this [...]

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