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Back to school? When homeschooling doubt strikes

It’s the MOST wonderful tiiiiiime of the year. Nope, it isn’t Christmas. It’s back to school season. For many families, this is the time of year that feels magical. There is excitement in the air. There are shopping trips. There is preparation. There is buzz and hope and possibility. It begins with the lure of the school supplies. You see …

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7 lazy mom steps to being a happier parent

Today is National Lazy Mom’s Day. I don’t think I’ve ever worked harder than I have since becoming a mom, and that goes for most other moms I know too. In fact, if you give us a free moment to relax without kids, chances are our minds will immediately turn to those unwashed dishes in the sink (or strewn around …

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The Chaos & The Calm and The Parenting In-Between

  “Go Play” “Not Right Now” “In A Minute” “Hurry Up” “Maybe Later” I’ve kind of sucked at parenting lately I think. It’s a busy time in our lives right now. We have been doing a lot of ‘adulting’ and my relationship with my daughter is suffering. It’s not without reason. We are about to move our family across an …

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The Myth of the Sleeping Baby

  Millions of dollars are spent by parents every year on books and programs to help them get their babies to sleep. The problem is they are missing one fundamental truth: Babies Don’t Sleep or more specifically Babies Don’t Sleep Through the Night There. I just saved your $14 on your next Amazon purchase for one of the 51,165 books …

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Raising a new generation to drive out hate with love

  More shootings. More tragedy. More victims. More lives lost. More shattered families. It’s exhausting. It’s infuriating. There is a place for anger. We should be angry about the loss of life. We should be angry about violence happening again and again in our communities. We should use this anger to galvanize ourselves into action.

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Children Are People Too

Why is that if an adult hits another adult, they could go to jail? If a husband hits a wife? A wife hits a husband? Jail. A person slaps another person in the face? Assault. A person hits a dog? Jail. Fines. But a grown adult hits a child? “Good for you. Kids these days need blah blah blah.” No. …

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Embrace What Is Now

Piles of dishes in the sink. A basket of laundry coated in paint, sand, and food. My child is having a huge, loud meltdown. Sometimes it is hard to find the positives when we have our own unmet needs, or our own shattered expectations.

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Let’s stop blaming the kids

I have a terrible habit of running a little bit late. I plan to arrive to events or to meet friends at the scheduled time, but then something gets in the way. My 4 year old neeeeeds her pink shorts. My 2 year old insists that she has to put her socks on by herself.  (“I do it!”) My hopes of …

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Bare It All

Today, I would like to introduce Suzanne Tucker, the mastermind behind Generation Mindful. When my son was just seven months old, I felt a bit lost. I didn’t parent the way others I knew did; advice from well-meaning friends just didn’t sit right with me. I was looking for a true, authentic connection with people that understood my choices, and …

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Clear Your Mind (And Your Floor)

We are stuck in a vicious cycle. Dirty dishes in the sink, toys everywhere, bills and mail lie unopened covering a quarter of the dining table. The fish tank is growing things, you’re down to your last pair of underwear, your kid has spaghetti dried in his hair. It’s easy to feel frazzled on the daily.