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To the Tired Mom of a Teething Baby

Maybe we should just do away with the title of 'mother' and embrace what we currently are: teething survivalists. We knew when we signed up for this thing called 'parenting' it wasn't going to be all rainbows and roses, but what we didn't know is how a teething baby can drive you to the brink. read more

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Moving Past Survival in the Toddler Years

But these years with the toddler crew in tow aren’t meant to be endured, where survival is the end goal and thriving only happens once they’re over. It is possible, I promise, to enjoy this difficult parenting season too. At least in part. Here are a few things that helped. read more

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In This Together

The challenge: What about moms of kids with special needs in Brazil? Alessandra Rigazzo, Coordinator for the MOPS group in Franca, São Paulo, was meeting with her pastor when the idea for the special needs MOPS group began. read more

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Teaching your Child to Share

Don’t be afraid to teach your child that the world does not revolve around her. Allow her to see that she cannot have everything she wants. Sharing is a key to life. Model sharing the way you want her to learn it, and don’t worry that you don’t share everything with her. read more

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I Am a Slacker Mom

The most difficult season of motherhood for me was the baby phase. I didn’t suffer from post-partum depression. My babies were healthy and great sleepers. My marriage didn’t suffer as a result of having children. I simply found the baby years to be tough. read more