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Raising Princesses to be Superheroes, Too

My daughter recently turned 4. With this age brings along a whole new level of play. When she isn’t playing hair salon, she’s playing barbies, baby dolls, or princesses. Our playroom is engulfed in everything “girl”. Yesterday I watched her set up all of her barbies to watch her put on a ballet performance. She […]

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It’s Not You. It’s Me: Breaking Up with My Phone

OK, OK. Hold your judgment. I swear I’m not “one of those moms.” I have a smartphone. And I use it. Heck, even my two-year-old daughter can impress a crowd with her ability to navigate her way around my Photos app, and trust me when I say this: those “bideos of baby Analise” have been […]

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What You Need to Know Before Adopting Your Stepchild

  November is National Adoption Awareness Month. You probably know a stepparent. You likely have one, and may even be one yourself. You also probably know parents who have adopted their children, but how many stepparents do you know that legally adopted their stepchildren? *Raises hand* I did just that, and guess what? The marriage […]

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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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