When the New Year arrives, we start thinking about personal change. The buzz about New Year’s resolutions starts on the news channels and on social media, and suddenly, it begins to feel like you’re totally left out if you...
Yep. I’m a cheer mom. My vocabulary is now dominated by cheer moves. I walk in eight counts. My Pinterest feed is littered with cheer bows, inspirational photos, and YouTube videos of routines. I can comb hair into a high...
For me, it is important to be authentically myself. Do you know what I mean? Really think about it for a moment. Are you authentic? We’ve all heard something along the lines of, “Be your authentic self,” but what does...
When I started working as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in New York in 2006, I was working long days, from about 7:45AM, until anywhere from 4 to 6PM. I had to travel between clients, and sometimes I was able...
The first of many parenting truths that I can tell you is that I am no parenting expert. Exhausted after not sleeping for the 120th day in a row, my neighbor and fellow mom looked up at me and...
I love Vermont. I do, truly and deeply. Having not always lived here, a lot of what Vermont offers is new and shiny for me, like fall foliage (all too fleeting) - and snow. (I grew up in Florida....
Go ahead, bring up your experience with your dog when we're talking about my daughter.  I know you know that a dog and a baby are different species. So, when you compare caring for your dog to me caring...
Last year I had the chance to go to a conference in Florida. By myself. With no children. Wandering through the airport, I was able to think about anything. Like, the fact that I could just walk into the bathroom...
We’ve all heard the statements from our parents and grandparents, “Well in my day…” I’ll admit that I’ve rolled my eyes a time or two(hundred) listening to the stories about how “when we were kids we played outside from sun up...
I want to love my body.  Did you hear that?  I want to love my body. This does NOT mean that I want to improve myself and then love myself.  It does NOT mean that I want to crossfit it...
Currently, my husband of 13 years and I are on the precipice of something we haven’t had any interest in until now. Homeownership. We have two children, one six and one nearly four. We have rented our entire relationship...
Ah, summer vacation. The days are long, the nights are warm, and there’s nothing but two solid months of rest and relaxation ahead for the kiddos… Record scratch. Freeze frame. Wait a second. That’s not true at all. At the end...
I think we all want to raise independent children, but we are often scared to let our children out of our sight for even a moment. As a society, we are scared that something terrible will happen if we don’t...
 "In vain you rise early and stay up late..." (Prov. 127:2) How many hours of sleep do you get? How many do you dream of getting? I am a farmer’s wife and a mother of five. I don’t get enough sleep....

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