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Why Moms Should Read Morin’s ’13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do’

Amy Morin took the Internet by storm when she published an article, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. As a therapist, a professor and author, she aims to improve the lives of people of all backgrounds, and she's caught many people's attention. Upon a suggestion from my goodreads.com account, and her very high ratings… Continue reading Why Moms Should Read Morin’s ’13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do’

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 Six Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming “Mom” 

Even before I became a parent, I was determined to be a good parent. The type of parent that always, without a doubt, puts her kids’ needs above her own.  Too many of us define what it is to be a good parent before we are parents! No wonder we sometimes disappoint ourselves when we… Continue reading  Six Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming “Mom” 

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The Rookie Parent Advantage

Many parents feel under-qualified to rear their own children, especially if it’s their first. But there’s an advantage to be a rookie, and here’s why.   Before my son was born, I had never even held a newborn baby. (That’s a lie, I remember holding my friend’s newborn baby for about two and a half… Continue reading The Rookie Parent Advantage

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The Easiest Way To be a More Positive Parent 

If your family is  anything like my family, you’ve found out that long lectures and “motivational speeches” are really not making your kids do anything more than yawn and wait to be excused. There is a better way to motivate your kids and promote positive thinking my friends, and it’s easy, but it does take… Continue reading The Easiest Way To be a More Positive Parent 

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Why Mom Shaming Is Not My Problem

You don’t have to look very far (or for very long) before you see something on your news feed relating to mom-shaming. Yet, the more I read about mom-shaming posts going viral, the more I get a mix of emotions. Firstly, I’m thankful there are people in the world who are reading  between the lines… Continue reading Why Mom Shaming Is Not My Problem

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11 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Stepparent

To many, becoming a stepparent would be out of the question. But to many others, when the love for a partner and the kids is so great, you don’t question your love, you solidify it. My journey as a stepparent probably sounds the same as many others. Stepparents are widely portrayed as evil, self-serving people… Continue reading 11 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Stepparent

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If at First you Don’t Succeed: Try. Defining. Success.

Will there ever be a time in our parenting journeys when we can indefinitely say, “I did it right!”? Many of us parents perpetually worry if we’re doing things right, all. the. time.  As a parent, there never seems to be a shortage of people who suggest there are proper ways of doing things, and… Continue reading If at First you Don’t Succeed: Try. Defining. Success.

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5 Things for Parents to Think About in a Changing World

I think you’d have to live under a rock if you didn’t hear news of climate change at least a number of times a year. There are frequently news publications with headlines that read along the lines of, “10 years until effects of climate change radically change our existence,” or “If the world heats up… Continue reading 5 Things for Parents to Think About in a Changing World