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In this house we hold these flags up high, with pride

Some big concepts are challenging to teach kids. I’ve stumbled as I’ve tried to explain death, serious illness, and pain. I’ve wondered if I am covering kindness effectively or if I am using the right words to explain empathy. Am Read more…


The Summer Birthday Party Game for Kids that Keeps it Simple, Silly, and Under 17 Dollars

Are you a parent throwing a summer birthday party for your kid in the next couple months? Is it stressing you out a little bit because you are already managing three trillion other summer things and spending all of your Read more…


She just turned 3 but she’s always my baby to me

With many thanks to Billy Joel’s She Always a Woman, and with the happiest of birthdays to my sweet girl. She’s Always My Baby to Me She’s got a killer smile, and heart-melting eyesShe can break down your resolve with Read more…


Bringing the Soccer Team Snacks: Advice from a New Soccer Mom

“We’re bringing the soccer team snacks next Saturday,” my husband said casually. It was a casual statement so his tone was appropriate, but for some reason it caught me off guard. “Oh, okay. What do you think we should bring? Read more…


13 Game Changing Working Mom Hacks to Make Your Life Easier & More Fun

13 weeks after Jack was born I became a working mom. I returned to the office again 13 weeks after Norah arrived on the scene. I don’t love the term “working mom” because what mom isn’t “working” in about a Read more…


To Those Suffering with Infertility, I Still See You

This post originally appeared on Filter Free Parents. Searching through files on my computer looking for some old tax information, I came across a folder tucked several folders deep that I hadn’t seen in nearly five years. “Infertility” I didn’t Read more…


Heartfelt and Inspiring Books For Moms By Moms

“Today in an auditorium full of parents my son scanned the room looking for me. When he saw me his face lit up the room. He wasn’t looking for the perfect parent. He was looking for his mom. Don’t ever Read more…