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10 Tips for Parenting Teens

10 Tips for Parenting Teens

Let’s face it: teenagers get a bad rap. Society, social media, television, and sometimes even their own parents love to portray teens today as being moody, sullen, rude, rebellious, angry, entitled and lazy. And while everybody I’ve ever met exhibits some of those qualities on any given day (have you ever met a two year old?), […]

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Dealing With Mom Fear

Dealing With “Mom Fear”

Have you ever wondered if you were going to mess up your child for life? Okay, maybe not “mess them up for life”, but have you wondered if your parenting was going to help your children find their way in the world? To be honest, that’s one of my biggest fears in life right now […]

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cost of adoption

The Cost of Adoption: Three Things You Need to Know

Thank you to Martin Pringle Law Firm for sponsoring this post and to Attorney Megan Monsour for sharing her expertise with our community of moms.Most of us know the feeling of wanting something that we can’t afford. But what if money stood in the way of becoming a parent? I talk to many couples who […]

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Kansas Mobility Rodeo

Special Needs Transportation and the Kansas Truck Mobility Rodeo

“I can’t concentrate in flats.”  -Victoria Beckham Mum’s the word when we talk about money right? Well, when you are a “mum” of a child with special needs, that doesn’t quite apply. The price of everything from equipment to specialized food skyrockets so any tips, tricks, networking, and exploitation of my husband’s handyman skills became […]

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The Business Side of Infant Loss :: A Thank You to My Husband

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses. -Lao Tzu Together we held our son, who was still born, in the middle of the night. You helplessly watched your daughter take her last breath on my warm bare chest. You were always calm, collected and […]

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Please Parent My Child

At the park the other day my son was playing with another little boy. I watch as they played, from a safe distance to be available, but not helicopter-y. They appeared to be getting along great when the other little boy turned to his mom and said something about not listening. In that moment I […]

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I Gave My Dad A Second Chance

Why I Gave My Dad A Second Chance

Since my youth, my story has been the same. It sounded something like this: “I don’t know my dad. I have a two-for-one mom. She is strong.” There’s nothing wrong with this story…except I was missing something: A dad.  With every breakup there are ideas to consider. Breakups aren’t comfortable, and their stories lack happy […]

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Coffee & Zoloft :: Mommy’s Essentials for Kindergarten Readiness

This isn’t your regular “Is My 5 Year Old Ready For Kindergarten” post. We’ve been down that road with our oldest and there are great resources out there. For my husband and I, we heard A LOT of opinions about when our daughter should or shouldn’t start. She has an August birthday and technically could […]

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