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I'm Over Playdates

Why I’m Over Playdates in Public

I’m all for heading over to a friend’s house, where our kids can fight over toys and we can sip our wine in a controlled setting, but group play dates in public places are exhausting. Allow me to paint you a picture. Fully stocked diaper bag? Check. Clean diaper and shoes on child? Check. Dog […]

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Paralyzed by Perfection: Learning to “Let it Go”

Extreme perfectionism can do two things to a person: it can either propel them forward into success, or it can paralyze them. I have been a Perfectionist for over 29 years. As a child, I made my bed every day starting at age 3. My pink bedroom was meticulously organized right down to Barbie’s fancy […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Me: Why I’ve Never Felt Mom-Shamed

I am shocked when a friend or peer tells me she’s been mom-shamed by her own kind. How the comments struck right to her heart. How she felt defeated by her decisions. I’ve been the third party in the conversation when they put up their proverbial dukes and defend themselves against a no-longer-present enemy. “And […]

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Parenting a Child with a Stronger Personality than Your Own

My daughter graduated pre-k in May. She is five-years-old and is best described as a firecracker. It seems every day is the Fourth of July with her. You can guarantee there will be sparks a flyin’ when she is around. The teacher gave each graduate a personality award, and my daughter was awarded, “Most dramatic […]

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