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Teaching My Children to Risk and Fail

Here’s the dilemma. I don’t want my children to see playing it safe is the prescription for life. But my fears as a mom often pop up as a deterrent to allowing, even encouraging, them to take risks. read more

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Surrendering to Failure

Before I was a mom, I never failed at anything. Maybe I was just an exceptionally successful young adult. Perhaps I was lucky. Privileged -- of course. But looking back, I believe the absence of failure had more to do with avoiding risk than any particular giftedness. read more

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Redefining the F-word

You might be wondering where our wonderful Hello, Darling house blogger, Emily Wieranga, has been recently. We are so excited to introduce our beloved Emily’s new baby, Aria Hope. read more

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Learning from Failure

But the most tragic mommy war is the one we have internally. When we spend too much time focusing on the fact we are failing, we are at war with ourselves. read more

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It's Not Just the Baby Crying

It’s hard to write about this because so many people make you think those first days, weeks and months of your child’s life should be the happiest of your life. And yes, I was overwhelmed with love for Mae, but I was also paralyzed by anxiety and worry. read more