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Am I Raising Judgmental Kids?

Am I Raising Judgmental Kids?

As I’m soldiering through these tween years, I have a new respect for mommas who’ve raised well-balanced, know right-from-wrong adults who also have a deep, true genuine love for everyone. It’s not easy. Here’s how this has played out in… Read more →
Change Your Expectations

Change Your Expectations

Throughout my first pregnancy and in my first few months as a mom, I got a ton of advice. One thing I heard repeatedly was “lower your expectations.” As in, lower your expectations about how much time you will have… Read more →
Not the World’s Best Mom

Not the World’s Best Mom

Whenever I hear someone declare that a particular woman they know and love is the best mom in the world, I have mixed emotions. I think it’s nice that’s what they feel about her, but it also makes me squirm.… Read more →
Marion Emmitt Engagement Photo

Lessons from 1923

She came into and left my life in a matter of a decade, but the impact she made will last me for the rest of my life. Marion Christopher Emmitt, or “Mama E” as we called her, was my husband’s… Read more →
To Discipline or Not?

To Discipline or Not?

As parents, we strive to have good kids. However, most of us don’t just happen upon these so-called “good” kids. It is our job to teach them. We can’t expect to have obedient, well-behaved kids without good, solid discipline. Since… Read more →
Don’t Judge Me, Mom!

Don’t Judge Me, Mom!

I read a Facebook status recently belonging to a celebrity who also happens to be a mom. She was kindly asking her followers to bug off. Apparently, some had quite a bit to say about her parenting choices. With celebrities,… Read more →
Four Confessions of a Horrible After-School Mom

Four Confessions of a Horrible After-School Mom

I have been guilty of being a horrible after-school mom. These are my confessions. If you want your children to glide in on clouds, harps a strummin’, sweet cherub-cheeks a smilin’, and bless you with their compliance, gratitude, soft voices,… Read more →
When Mama Ain’t Happy…

When Mama Ain’t Happy…

A couple weeks ago, my family had one of the most pleasant weekends. We didn’t do anything particularly grand or unusually special. Yet the kids were so well behaved, the toddler was cheery, my husband and I didn’t have one… Read more →
Mommy Muffin Top

Mommy Muffin Top

Everybody has a different post baby body. Some look like models (all though they could point out the flaws). And some still look pregnant even though their kids are potty trained or in the throws of puberty or having babies… Read more →
No Advice or Lecture Needed, Just a Kind Word Will Do!

No Advice or Lecture Needed, Just a Kind Word Will Do!

Arched back, kicking legs, and then the fuss started.   My then 2 year old daughter was strapped into our umbrella stroller, and I thought she just needed to get out and walk around a bit.  What I thought was a… Read more →
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