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Self-Care Secrets: Grounding rituals Self-care is both a simple system of prioritizing yourself and yet a radical act of self-empowerment. Self-care often requires us to dismantle society’s messaging that as mothers we have to backburner ourselves in order to be...
You guys, what are you doing this summer? A few weeks ago, we went on a family road trip despite COVID. From Oregon, to California, Nevada, and Arizona. We kept safe distances and wore masks. We spent a lot...
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While dementia commonly occurs to most of the elderly, increasingly more individuals are starting to develop dementia in their 40s and 50s. Yes, you read it right, it can occur that early! And as moms, it is important for...
I, for one, LOVE this break from youth sports. I do not miss carpooling, washing uniforms, or trying to find matching socks. I DO miss watching them play. I miss cheering them on with the other parents. I don’t...
It's no secret, even to the littlest of kiddos. Something is going on. You and I might be able to chat about the endless barrage of information coming at us from all directions that elicit a sense of impending doom (or...
During this time of the coronavirus and quarantines, we need to think outside the box about how to keep our kids connected to the important people in their lives. Many kids are missing visits with their non-primary parent and/or...

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