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Tag: expectations

Telling My Kids About the Siblings They Never Knew

One of the bigger challenges I hadn’t really anticipated as a baby-loss mom parenting rainbow (or subsequent) children was how to talk to my...

Trying to Become a “YES!” Mom

Fellow moms, I'm trying to change my ways. These days, I'm more Grinch than great, and I want to reform. I want to become...

If the Hustle is a Hassle, Give Yourself Permission to Quit

There’s this motivational quote meme, often attributed to Banksy, going around that goes something like this, “If you’re tired, learn to rest. Not to...

The {Mom Mantra} That’s Keeping Me Sane

I recently saw something striking shared by a fellow lawyer mom. Somebody wrote: "Anything worth doing is worth doing badly." Yes, you read that...

5 Decisions to Make Now that Make Summertime a Breeze

I have 5 decisions for you to make now that will make your summertime a breeze. That's right--make them this week!  Summer is upon us....

What I’ve Learned From Those Rough Days…

  Are you having a rough day?  A rough patch? This too shall pass. Whatever that is for you, whether its feeling inadequate, undervalued, voiceless,...

Graduation…and the Art of Questioning Everything

One day you'll be texting back and forth with your child because it may be your only remaining form of communication.  And you'll be...

What It Took for Me to Feel Ready to Have Another...

Since my son turned one almost two years ago, the most common question I've been asked is when I plan to "give him a...

7 Things to Know for {Baby’s First Year}

For me, the last monthly photo is done. We've come to the end of my baby's first year.  He is officially transitioning from baby...

But I Miss My Daddy…Dealing with Divorce

Recently, I have heard this comment so many times, and each time it breaks my heart. My husband and I divorced, and with this...

How to Raise Helpers

In this age of competitive parenting, wouldn't it be nice to shift our focus from traditional measures of success to something that's less talked...

Miles of Perseverance :: A Story of Challenging Yourself

Back in February we decided to do the silliest thing, sign our 4-year-old child up for HOCKEY. I find it silly mostly because I...