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Is My Kid Being Too Honest With Me?

We all know that kids have the tendency to speak their minds unfiltered. We call it that “childlike innocence.” However, when does it cross the line from honest observation into meanness?   Most of the things we hear children “observe” is because they are learning that others look different from themselves or from their own […]

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Mommy Needs a Meltdown

This is not the article I had intended to write. My original plan was to finish up a charming little piece called “Mommy Needs a Mantra,” and it explained how I often use positive affirmations to help me get through the frustrating moments of motherhood. That was before I found myself alone in my car […]

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Why I Love Dirty Dishes

Before you roll your eyes and start thinking “Stepford Wife,” LIAR, or Show-Off, just hear me out! I have (at times through gritted teeth) truly come to love dirty dishes…along with my husband’s dirty socks on the floor…and even doing laundry. Now, let me explain!   First, as I mentioned, I just LOVE dirty dishes! […]

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A Dream in Progress

February is Black History Month and I’ve recently been reflecting on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It brings to the forefront some of my fears and dreams for my daughter that I have been feeling this past year. While the color of my skin is white, my family has skin of color. […]

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Becoming a Cincinnatian!

“I’ve finally become a Cincinnatian!!! Wait, is that even a word?! My husband was born and raised in this wonderful riverfront city, but I am a transplant. I am happily transplanted. If you had told me in 2007, (the one and only time I drove on the highway passing through downtown on our way to […]

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My Kid Wishes I was Like “Other Moms”

My husband and I weren’t particularly worried about what anyone thought about us growing up – or to this day for that matter! So, it is a little foreign to us to have a daughter that cares so much about whatever everyone else thinks about her. This quality does have its upsides, because she really cares […]

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