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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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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

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Overcoming ‘Mom’ Expectations

In a world where many women are prompted by social expectations to transcend boundaries and rise above their female predecessors - who were at once point strictly confined to the domestic sphere, it seems moms, with these new social expectations, have even greater standards to try to meet and adhere to. In the journey of… Continue reading Overcoming ‘Mom’ Expectations

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Tips to Help Your Kids Develop Self-Esteem

As a kid, there seems nothing worse than being forced to do something. Whether parents are forcing their kids to eat food, go to church, dress appropriately, it’s oftentimes tough on kids to be the subjects of their parent’s ideals. Have you ever said to your kid, “I hope you marry someone spectacular one day,”… Continue reading Tips to Help Your Kids Develop Self-Esteem

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Potty-Training Your Toddler

Like many of our day-to-day activities, we oftentimes have no clue what we’re doing. In fact, I didn’t even think I should be teaching my son to go potty on the toilet yet because he still has more sizes to go up in diapers! It wasn’t until many people started asking me, “have you started… Continue reading Potty-Training Your Toddler

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Tips for Telling People You’re Pregnant

Imagine. You're late for your period. Your breasts are sore. You drag yourself to the drugstore to buy a pregnancy test, with butterflies in your stomach, because what you're about to find out may be life changing. If you're a mom or becoming a mom, you know exactly what I'm talking about. When I found… Continue reading Tips for Telling People You’re Pregnant