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Parent Shaming: Vaccinations

If anything is perfectly clear about today’s vaccination topic, it’s that shame culture in the parenting world is alive, thriving and doing more than well.  Before I get started, let me get off my soapbox and share a little secret with you. Did I vaccinate my kids? Yes. Have I been filled with anger for… Continue reading Parent Shaming: Vaccinations

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mental health, motherhood, parenthood, self improvement, Uncategorized

5 Tips to Compartmentalize Life’s Messes

At the best of times, life is messy. At the worst of times, that mess seems to invade every space of our conscious and unconscious minds. Yes, there is still beauty, even in the worst of times. But when life is going to crap in so many areas, it becomes increasingly hard to identify life’s… Continue reading 5 Tips to Compartmentalize Life’s Messes

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Parenting Survival Tip: Create (Healthy) Boundaries 

The lack of rules, law and order is complete and utter chaos. It’s anarchy, people! A home without clear-cut boundaries is also chaotic, unhealthy and plain old stressful! Boundary-setting is so important for creating structure, comfort and calmness and it can be done in an “authoritative” style or “democratic” style. Here are some suggestions for… Continue reading Parenting Survival Tip: Create (Healthy) Boundaries 

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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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4 ways to hit “reset” in the New Year

For moms and dads Are you one of those people who makes a New Year’s resolution, stays at it for a couple weeks and fall off the band-wagon? Every day of the year could be a day to start a new routine, to kick a bad habit, or to start something you’ve always wanted. Despite… Continue reading 4 ways to hit “reset” in the New Year