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9 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

The Importance of Self-Esteem Self-esteem has always been important, but it seems even more important today. Our kids have so much to manage these days. Just to name a few… Busy schedules Busy distracted parents Bullies Pressure to excel at school and in sports Peer pressure Alarming suicide rates Technology Social media Now, more than […]

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So You’re Parenting a Teen?

I’m Not Sure How To Handle This New Teen Stage Parenting is a journey. It’s a series of ages and stages of our child’s growth and development. Just when we think we have everything under control, a new stage hits and we’re scrambling for answers. If you find yourself feeling unsettled or unsure of things, […]

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10 Must-Have Apps for New(ish) Parents

The Google Generation We hear a lot about how demanding and needy and impatient and blah blah blah the Google generation is. And some of it is true. BUT, we are also an incredibly smart, efficient, and powerful generation. And sometimes we can get lost in our screens, endlessly scrolling. But other times, we can […]

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Life After Pregnancy Loss

As I begin, I first want to offer my sincere sympathy to those who know the searing pain of pregnancy loss. It’s completely tragic, devastating and leaves the heart longing for what might have been. I personally know this gut-wrenching pain and have come alongside loved ones as they too have walked down this painful […]

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The Pressure Cooker of Potty Training

Potty Training Pressure I recently had a night out with some girlfriends. The topic of conversation turned, as it inevitably does at some point, to our kiddos. This particular discussion was about potty training. Someone brought up a book whose method said there’s a window for potty training and, if you miss it, it spells […]

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4 Gracious Gifts of Being a Football Mom

In partnership with the National Football Foundation’s Football Matters campaign, this post is supported and sponsored, however, the opinions and experiences belong to the writer. I grew up in Youngstown, the daughter of a huge Brown’s fan. From August to February, our weekends were filled with football. It started on Friday night at the high […]

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5 Ways to Entertain Kids with Alexa

My kids love our Alexa. There were a solid two months when my three-year-old would say goodbye to Alexa before he said goodbye to me when he left for preschool. Alexa is also who he ran to tell that he successfully peed on the potty (this is my request for someone to invent a potty […]

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