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Mom Knows Best… Oh, that’s me!

There was an article floating around about how when moms know best, it can be the worst. Although the article is talking more about allowing others around you (specifically the dads) to help more, it made me think about that phrase “mother knows best.” I remember the first few weeks of caring for a newborn, [...]

How do you raise thankful kids?

Before we brought home our older daughter from Korea, we had a long wait during the adoption process that gave us more than enough time to think through some parenting philosophies. Unfortunately, we were also clueless parents-to-be who had no idea what parenting would really be like. One of my husband’s mantras was that we [...]

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Locked Out!

When Mr. Bear and I purchased our house over a year ago, we did what any new homeowner would do – we changed all the locks on the doors and had new keys made for us, our parents, and one spare. Once the keys were all distributed, we decided to hang up the spare key [...]

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The Things I Said I’d Never Do as a Mom

We all have a list like this, right? The things that made us roll our eyes with righteous indignation, elbow our friends and hiss, “Look. Look at that. I’ll never do that when I have kids.” Riiiight. Feast your eyes on my shattered parenting ideals, people. I said I would never … … Let my [...]

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Value in the Margins

I am the product of a large-city suburbs. The Atlanta suburbs, if you want to get specific. As an adult, I don’t think I could even begin to unravel all the ways that my experiences as a child shaped me into the adult I’ve become. I am one gigantic tangle of past, present, and future. [...]

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6 Ways to Teach Your Kids Delayed Gratification

Back in 2012, I wrote a post about the famous marshmallow test, and how developing delayed gratification and executive function are crucial to a person’s success and happiness. Charlie is at the same age as the kids that were tested, so I think about that marshmallow test a lot, and whether or not he would have waited [...]

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Parenting Styles

We had a talk some time ago in my baby group entitled “Parenting styles.” I was like, ok, attachment parenting vs…CIO or something to that effect, but it was so different than what I expected. I’m really not doing justice to these ideas with my brevity, but here’s what I came away with – these [...]

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