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Working from Home with a Toddler (Without Losing Your Mind)

Choosing to work from home can mean that you value being present in your child’s life as much as possible. The opportunity to be there for every milestone is amazing! But trying to balance mom life and work life under the same roof is…..well, less amazing. It’s been six months now since I took the […]

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Mean mom

Am I A Mean Mommy?

I’m sure my kid thinks I’m a “mean” mom.  My husband can be tough when he needs to be, but he’s definitely the fun parent, and I feel like I just spend 90% of my time staying on my daughter about something. “Lean over.  Don’t get crumbs anywhere.  Get in the shower.  Are your chores […]

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Why I Date My Kids

Those who know our family well would know that we are relational and that we intently examine the way that each of our five family members extends what we respond to as the “Five Love Languages”.    “You can simply remember that behavioral expressions of love can be divided into physical touch, quality time, acts […]

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negative attention

Negative Attention Monster: Ideas for Diffusing the Situation

I have often thought that other kids seemed way easier than mine, but I was never openly embarrassed by my daughter’s behavior.  Increasingly this past year, I have often wondered what is wrong with me or what is wrong with my child.  We are pretty no-nonsense when it comes to child-rearing: the wrong choices mean […]

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Having the grace to mother my no longer nursing toddler

On Mothering My No-Longer-Nursing Toddler {and Having the Grace to Do So}

Full disclosure: I nursed my older two children for years. I’m talking darn near forever. Suffice it to say that it was longer than two years for both of them. EACH. It just worked for us, and I’m grateful for it. I have read La Leche League’s Mothering Your Nursing Toddler. It meant so much to […]

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Cincy Mom Hacks: Tips on Surviving Shopping, Eating, and More with Kids!

Cincy Mom Hacks: Tips on Surviving Shopping, Eating, and More with Kids!

We all know about the good old lollipop trick that makes the bank run a little more appealing with small children in tow. Did you know, though, that Cincinnati is FULL of hacks that make those poke-your-eyeballs-out boring errands easier with kids? Here are a few of our favorite mom hacks collected over the years […]

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Parenting through Grief

Parenting Through Grief

This month marks three years since my mother-in-law died in 2014. She had been sick for many years with lupus, and her health began declining quickly over the last two or so years before her passing. The last summer we spent with her, she was in and out of the hospitals and then, finally, hospice. […]

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