Tag: motherhood

Please Be Nice to My Son: A Mom’s Thoughts on the...

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As I walked my youngest into his classroom on the first day of school, I was eyeing the kids inside and silently begging, “Please...

From a Preschool Teacher :: What to Look For (or Steer...

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Sending your child to preschool can be so exciting for both you and your child. However, it can also bring some anxiety! One of the...

Why? Because I Said So?

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So often, whether you are a teacher, a parent, or both, you will no doubt hear the words, "But why?" from your children -...

I Became 3 TV Moms for a Week

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Hand me the remote Discouraged, I slumped to the ground. My kids yelled at me and I yelled back. I got stressed and lost my...

4 Tips for Helping Your Preschooler Dress Independently

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“It’s Time to Go!” Oh geez. We only have ten minutes. “Son, come on! Put that toy down and get your shoes on!” Ok, I have my...

What Kind of Mom Will I Be Today?

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While emptying the dishwasher this morning I began planning the daily juggle of distance learning, work, and household chores. I began wondering... what kind of...

From Joy to Terror: The Emotional Toll of a High Needs...

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Raising kids is hard. They reveal areas needing growth, challenge us to the very core, trigger past trauma, and threaten our sanity every day.  Then...

Show Up for Yourself to Show Up for Your Kids

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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...

Going to Therapy Makes Me a Better Mom

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As moms, we spend a massive amount of our waking hours listening and responding to others. The incoming conversations change over the years, but...

Processing Pain While Mothering

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There are no better performers than moms hiding pain from their children. And I’m a rock star.  And like you, I’m a really a good...