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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.

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Comparisons Will Steal Your Joy

The last thing I needed for the first 12 months of our eldest daughter’s life was to compare myself and her to other mothers and their babies. Our sweet poppet was super alert, sensitive, very aware of every single sight, sound and movement in her environment. She almost never slept. I couldn’t put her down for a second. She was …

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Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter, May your heart feel my love with you always. May you feel courageous, even if you’re standing on your own or defending the weak. May you trust your instincts. May you watch how your Daddy treats me and settle for nothing less. May you choose your friends with care. May those you love, deserve that piece of your …

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Our Needy Kids

My four year old still needs me. She still really needs me. Or my husband. To help her feel safe and comfortable. To be by her side while she experiences life and all it has to offer. So much is so new for her still, and so much is daunting and exciting and scary and amazing all at the same …

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Because sometimes you just need to hear it.

Dear Mother Reading This, You are doing a wonderful job. You put your kids first every single day and pour every ounce of your energy into their well-being. After they are asleep you wonder whether you have done enough. You are doing enough. You are a loving, thoughtful, wonderful mother.