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Pump the Brakes on “Self-Care” and Simply Be Kind

Be Kind To Yourself

Be Kind to Yourself with KIND Everywhere you look someone is telling us to practice “self-care.” I know there’s a science behind it, but I think we need to pump the brakes a little on adding more pressure to our Read more…


The Unexpected Gift Within Parenthood

The magical gift our children give us: Inspiration #parenting #raisingkids #careergrowth #hobbies

Children give us the gift of inspiration This post was originally shared on InspireMore. She looks up at me as she confidently states the five letters of her name, pointing at each one that adorns her bedroom wall for decoration. Read more…


Paying Forward an Extra-Ordinary Birthday

Paying forward an extra-ordinary birthday - a birthday gift for homeless children. #givingback #payitforward #birthdayparty

Donate to Extra-Ordinary Birthdays to Help Homeless Children Birthday parties have always been a given to me. A privileged given. Growing up our birthdays were a big deal, and there was always a party. Hawaiian Luaus, pool parties, tea parties, Read more…


“You don’t want to throw your career away!”

"You don't want to throw your career away!" Hearing that got me really fired up. And determined to fight for your right do what is best for you and your family. #workingmom #sahm #career

“You don’t want to throw your career away!” Excuse me? Back. Up. Right now. My blood started to boil as I sat across from a woman I didn’t know very well. I had mentioned that my oldest child would be Read more…


I’ll Fly With You

Every day I’m finding there is one more thing my kids can do, and want to do, without me. They will scramble up the stairs and tunnels at the indoor playground without needing a boost. Or play quietly together without Read more…


Raising a Child With Strong Faith When You’re Not So Sure

Raising a child with strong faith when you're not so sure.

Raising a child with strong faith when you’re not so sure – new post on Scary Mommy I was making dinner one night when my three year old came up to me with a stack of papers in his hands. Read more…


Giving Up the Glider: When It’s More Than Selling a Chair, It’s Learning to Let Go

When it’s more than selling a chair, it’s learning to let go When we moved the kids from bucket car seats into their convertible car seats I didn’t get nostalgic. Those bucket car seats are heavy, and my babies were Read more…


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