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Forty And Fabulous; It’s Complicated

There are so many perspectives and issues out there in the world regarding motherhood. There’s sleeping, car seats, food, screen-time, mental health, immunizations, education, bullying, and a million more . . . way beyond my required word count. In all the differences of opinion and ongoing debates, we can all agree on this: being a […]

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Can We Please Stop Criticizing Today’s Kids For Everything??

Finally. The warm weather is here and we can head outside. It’s what we’ve been waiting for all winter long. There’s no time like the present to visit the beach, the pool, or the park. Family time at its dreamiest in Pure Michigan. As you shake out your blanket for the kiddos and start digging […]

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The Fear Of A Mother’s Heart

I wish there was a way to break down how much time a mother spends worrying about EVERYTHING. Everywhere we turn and everything we do leaves us with an unsettled feeling about something, making it impossible to turn off that inner voice. It’s always there. It reminds, reasons, guides, coaches, and gets us through all […]

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Let’s Vow To Raise Our Sons Right – #TIMESUP

“You don’t hit girls.” Words that have been spoken since the beginning of time. We say it on playdates, at grandma’s house, and on the playground. We instill it in our toddlers and we as moms uncomfortably cringe when it happens. Simply put, boys are typically bigger, stronger, and seen as more threatening in situations […]

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