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My Tribe: How I Found My Motivation Again

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“Mommy, I need to go on a diet and I want you to go on one with me,” were the words that escaped my seven-year-old’s mouth when I realized I had fallen off the healthy wagon and re-entered the zone of “fat.” My running had tapered off, I had failed t... Read full article

Raising the Next Gene Kelly

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Expectations and gender roles are defined for young children long before birth.... Read full article

9 Surprising Ways To Find An Awesome Sitter

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I have 20 sitters in my phone. My friends sometimes wonder how I've acquired so many. I sometimes wonder why my friends don’t have more. Babysitters are everywhere—if your eyes are open. Here are some places to find your next sitter. ... Read full article

Teaching Our Children To Fail

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Early, Often, and Gracefully... Read full article

Life After Suicide Loss

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First Things First… Grieving is a process. You never “get over it.” You learn to face each day as a new day in your journey of surviving a suicide loss. People grieve in many different ways, but we all grieve in our own way and on our own schedule. ... Read full article



7 Fun Things To Do After Thanksgiving Dinner

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Since quality time with friends and family can be hard to come by these days, consider using that after-dinner time to create a new family tradition. ... Read full article

Tri’ing to Mom

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Whoever said the infant/toddler stage was the hardest stage LIED! Rewind four years, 2015, picture it. I was…well, four years younger (we’ll leave it at that), and a mother to a not yet one-year-old daughter and three-year-old son.... Read full article

Fight Fair: 10 Rules for Healthy Disagreements in Marriage

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Did you promise to love and comfort, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness, and in health, for as long as you both shall live? When we lovingly answered, “I do,” it was hard to imagine what day-to-day life with our spouse would look ... Read full article

Have Baby, Will Travel

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All of that to say we tried it because we had no other choice. We have learned that while travel with a baby is different, it’s also completely doable and a new adventure.... Read full article

Jamie Ray

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Meet Mom Next Door.... Read full article

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