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On Blurred Lines and Choosing Our Battles

On Blurred Lines and Choosing Our Battles

Yesterday I was out shopping when something happened that really made me think.  A woman walked in to the store with her two girls that I would guess were around 8-10 years old.  There was music playing in the store….

Stinky Shoes – Another Bump on the Anxiety Road

Stinky Shoes – Another Bump on the Anxiety Road

We have lots of books in our home.  One of our favorite authors is Robert Munsch and one of our favorite books is Smelly Socks.  Smelly Socks tells the story of a spunky little girl named Tina and her quest…

Helping the Anxious Child – The Journey Begins

Helping the Anxious Child – The Journey Begins

Helping the Anxious Child – The Journey Begins I have an amazing daughter.  She is three years old and full of life and love.  She is incredibly bright with a huge imagination.  I am in awe of her.  And some…

How to Spot a Mom

How to Spot a Mom

There are some things about motherhood (or fatherhood) that I had no understanding of until I had a kid on my own.  I never imagined that going to the bathroom by myself would be a luxury, that “me time” would…

50 Shades of Poop – Is That Normal?

50 Shades of Poop – Is That Normal?

Yellow poop, green poop, orange poop, brown poop. I poop, you poop, everybody poop, poop! When I became a mom I had no idea how often and how freely I would start talking about poop. Every mommy group or forum…

To My Mothers

To My Mothers

Dear mothers, I am a mom now myself.  I have an absolutely beautiful and brilliant two year old daughter that I love more than anything in the entire world.  I love her unconditionally and I know I always will.  I…

Food Friday – The Blame Game

Food Friday – The Blame Game

I recently read an article about yet another lawsuit launched at McDonalds that was, of course, thrown out of the courts because it had no merit.  Now, I’m not a lawyer and I can’t recall the exact wording of the…

The Good Old Days – Gone Forever or Just Beginning?

The Good Old Days – Gone Forever or Just Beginning?

 My husband and I were a couple for five years before we became parents.  During those “child free” years we took full advantage of having the freedom to just pick up and go on various adventures. Our big passion, vintage…

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