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Do you ever feel guilty throwing things away? Last week as I was cleaning my home, my trash bag got stuffed to the gills. Old birthday cards, mismatched socks, stained t-shirts, keychains, flashlights, report cards, all resisted me as...

Cleaning Up the Mess

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Messy House, Messy Mind The other day, while scrolling through my Facebook memories, I found a post that I had made at the peak of my time as a little kid mom. It said something along the lines of, "I...
Now, much more so than when I was growing up, I feel like there is so much pressure for kids to do all the things. To some extent, I understand. After all, we introduced our son to baseball when...
4 traits to teach your kids to set them  up for financial success When’s the last time you talked about money and finances? Not just your monthly budgeting, but about principles and values that you build your finances upon. Do...
Like many of us, I have been working remotely for more than a year now. When the pandemic began, I was seven months pregnant. My daughter was born in June and I “returned” to work in August. So, I...
I adopted my first fur baby almost 4 years before I brought home a human baby. She had her issues, but she was an incredibly sweet and gentle dog, so though I was extremely diligent about supervising my children’s...
Oh, pregnancy brain. That crazy, foggy sensation where you do silly things for unknown reasons and don’t quite realize what’s wrong until your mistake has already been made.  I’m on my third pregnancy now, and the pregnancy brain just keeps...
With my upcoming appointment for my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine just days away, and feeling both extremely excited for the potential freedom this will allow and also very reflective on, I decided to take a look back...
Mom, Thank You A mother and daughter relationship has a different definition for different people. Some women have a terrible relationship with their mothers. I did not. I have always been blessed to have an amazing relationship with my mom....
When my boys were babies, I made all of their food. I loved steaming vegetables and busting out my food processor to introduce them to new things. As they got older, they continued to eat what was served, rarely...
It's World Art Day! What a great time to break out the poster boards and craft supplies and celebrate with your kids! Time spent in art projects promotes creativity and a love of learning. Art helps with hand-eye coordination and...
We've all heard the phrase growing up that you can be anything you want to be. As a female, this was drilled even deeper; but at 34 I finally get it. For years my perception of this statement was...
When Disney’s animated Mulan was released in 1998, my husband, 10 years old at the time, watched it to the point of memorization. It was the closest representation Disney offered for his Vietnamese culture. As a kid, he loved...
For me, it was never a question of if I would get the vaccine, but more so when I would get it. In late 2020 when the COVID vaccine was first available in the United States, I didn’t follow...