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We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw red raised hives begin spreading across our 8 month old’s face. As first time parents, especially, this sent a wave of fear through our bodies.  Just five minutes prior, we were...
You know? Most days I feel like a great mom. I try my best to be a great example and give my children everything they need to be successful. But why is it that when a complete stranger, another...
Playdates, parks, and birthday parties; social gatherings are the best! All the kids are running and playing while the mommas sit back and take a load off. Right? Well, if you parent a highly sensitive child, you probably view...
I can remember when my parents told me that I was going to be a big sister, not knowing what it would mean to be the middle child. At almost 8 years old, I was thrilled! Until then I...
My husband and I have resolved to be more intentional with each of our three children this year, making time for solo "dates." This season of life is crazy, and we are often either dividing and conquering in order...
Have you ever noticed that most stories attempting to combat your child’s fear of the dark can actually make them more afraid? And there are many children’s stories that are scary in and of themselves….The Three Little Pigs, Hansel...
"Your children don't need to see you upset." "Be stronger for your kids." "Children don't need to know there are issues that make you cry." "Don't expose your children to life's hardships." "Cry on your own time, don't do it in front of...
One of the more frustrating parts of parenting is constantly having to be the voice of reason to an otherwise unreasonable, smaller version of yourself. It can be truly exhausting trying to raise a decent human being because there...
Parents of young children beware. By the age of 10, 12 at the latest, your child will need to have a smartphone. Or, at least she will think so. “All of the other kids have one,” she’ll argue. “If I can’t...
"We must never forget that Black History is American History. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation's greatness." - Yvette Clarke Black History Month is the annual designated time to celebrate the many contributions of African Americans and...
My children are in elementary school. They watch movies and stream TV shows and play video games. I am a pro-screen parent. If you believe screen time is the path to ruin, you (yeah, you looking at a screen this very...
I remember reading Teen Beat as a young girl with the biggest celebrity crush on Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Don’t even get me started on Devon Sawa and how I would have traded my siblings for a chance to play...

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