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If you are anything like me, as a first time parent, I was terrified of messing up. Of doing everything wrong. Fear is a hard emotion to be vulnerable with, so it more often displays itself in the form...
It all started in the post-pandemic bread aisle. It was circa day 10 of COVID-19 living, and I had ventured to the store for my weekly anxiety attack/grocery trip. Still a quarantine-shopping novice, I had asked the kids to make...
What is it about a pandemic that causes us to take stock of a few things? For many of us, we've used this time to both mourn the loss of relationship as well as crave its return. In pre-COVID...
It might feel like you're failing this "homeschooling" thing, that the only thing your kids are learning from the pandemic is to use less toilet paper. But while that is a good life skill, I'm here to tell you...
To say I've learned a lot in the past few weeks of sheltering in place is an understatement, but here are a few of my favorites. Our family of 6 cannot shower all in a row. Apparently we had never tried...
COVID-19 has taken a lot from us. It has taken our routines, our illusion of control, our sense of safety and for some of us it has taken very precious things such as family members and finances. Nothing is...
I'm pretty sure my teen daughter said it best when she said, "If I hear someone say 'we're all in this together' one more time, I will stab that person in the eye with my fork." I'm not entirely...
March....that escalated quickly didn't it? Normally, I would be putting together a fun list of local activities for you and the family to enjoy for the month of April.  However, it now appears that April has been canceled....ugh. Quarantine...
With the announcement of schools closing across the country, one of the biggest concerns, especially of educators like myself, is how will some of these kids eat? A lot of students rely on free and reduced lunches during the...
I love my kids with everything in me, and yet sometimes my toddler makes me want to pull my hair out. I know it can't just be me. My goal is to be more intentional with my toddler, and...
What is February in the Midwest? The twinkle of the Christmas season already packed away. Sloshy grime on everything. Spring break vacations nowhere in sight. And our New Year's Resolutions? We're not talking about those. Thankfully we have a...
National Compliment Day comes around every year on January 24. On this day, take the time to give someone a genuine, pure hearted compliment. It just might make their day! This unofficial day was started in 1998 by Debby Hoffman...

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