Category: Parenting

Not Your Typical Soccer Moms

Flaws And All…

My daughter and I were having a conversation last night. I told her no one is perfect.  We all have flaws, but we must be willing to work on those flaws when they affect others. She thought about my statement for a moment and then asked what flaws did I have?  I had no problem…
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An Open Letter To My Breastfeeding Baby

My love, my dear love, You bring so much joy to my life.  You light up my world.  Your smile is a blessing, and I can’t begin to tell you just how much you mean to me.  I love how during our nursing time I’m able to trace the little curls you have and to…
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An Unprepared Unequipped Mother

Last Monday my daughter had surgery.  A pretty routine surgery at that.  She had surgery to remove her tonsils and adenoids.  I’ve always heard how simple of a procedure this was, and how quickly kids bounce back from it.  I was unprepared to see the complications my daughter ended up having to endure.  Immediately after…
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A Perfect Movie Date For The Kids

Recently I had the pleasure of taking my kids to see the movie “Moana”.  I have to say this is one of the best kids’ movies I have seen in a very long time!  First, it was empowering to my daughter that the lead character is the daughter of a Chief, and looks very much…
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Why I Don’t Teach My Kids To Believe In Santa

Every year starting in November we see Christmas decorations and sales kicking off.  Nowadays they don’t even let you get you through Thanksgiving before the Christmas ornaments go up.  While some kids are told stories of Santa Claus coming down the chimney with gifts, and Reindeers sitting on the roof, my kids are told to…
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The Night the Bed Shook

Soon after being told my marriage was over, my daughter and I moved into a small one bedroom apartment in the middle of Northeast, DC. My possessions were few and my furnishing was meager.  Many times my daughter (then age 6) and I shared a twin bed. One day, as children do, my daughter caught…
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Keeping Your Kids Active During Winter Months

With the winter months upon us it’s more difficult to keep our kids active and moving throughout the season. This leaves them with the risk of obesity, as well as with a ton of bottled up energy that as parents will drive us absolutely nuts! One of my sons is a ball of energy and…
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Breastfeeding Moms: The New Generation

Yesterday while shopping at the Dutch Market with my mother in law, I had my 9 month old baby strapped to my chest in a baby carrier.  Now, like all babies, he of course wanted to nurse, so I pulled the hood over his head and allowed him to start nursing as I continued shopping.…
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Why I Hate The 4th of July

Every year around the 4th of July it starts–the fireworks.  Despite the fact that they are illegal in my state, that doesn’t mean anything to those firing them up and creating their own fireworks show on the block.  Now, I can’t be too hard on them because when I was young, my friends and I…
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New Mexico Parents’ Creative Punishment For Their Teen

Everyone knows the teenage years can be trying times for parents.  After getting fed up with their disrespectful teenage son, and tired of him stealing from them, these New Mexico parents have forced him to live outside in a tent only coming indoors to sleep and bathe.  They’re also feeding him and keeping in compliance…
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