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Hello, Dearest

Yes, dearest, if you look close enough you’ll notice we changed our name. We wanted to use a word that felt a little more personal because you are dear to us. Moms traveling on this road, raising the next generation of the world are best when we’re raising all these little people together. read more

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One Mom’s Approach to Panhandling

“What does that sign say?” A question I often hear from the backseat as we’re stopped at an intersection. I’m aware of the person standing on the corner asking for money, and I know my passengers’ questions are inevitable. read more

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5 Things I Refuse to Feel Guilt for As a Mother

I believe in the mother-instinct.I believe in GUT, versus GUILT. So here are five things in particular I refuse to apologize for. read more

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My Pact to Become Good at Failure

Sometimes I feel like a total failure as a mom. To be honest it doesn’t take much to convince myself I am letting the entire world down because of my failures both big and small. And it doesn’t just apply to mothering. I can tell you in great detail what I haven’t done and where I’m failing. read more

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Routines Are Important

Consistent routines provide a sense of predictability for young children. The brain feels comfortable and safe when it knows what to expect next. To establish a consistent routine, understanding children’s brains and trying some of the following tips, you will be able to more easily reach this goa read more