Tag: mothering

You Have to Rescue Yourself. There Is No One Else

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Oh, last summer was rough, really rough. It was our second summer in Vermont. We moved here from Alabama during the height of the...

GoPro Parenting: My Personal Parenting Style

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I’m a GoPro Parent, and I’m proud of it! I’m sure you’ve heard of Helicopter Parents. You can spot them at the playground hovering over...

The Honest Truth Is: Sometimes I Need a Break from My...

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I once told the story of my separation and divorce, and how, for the several years since then, my kids have gone away with...

“Fun Mom”: For Some Moms, There’s A Lot Hiding Behind the...

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The other week I read an incredible blog post from a parent who was outing herself as a “not fun mom.” It was honest,...

My Ultimate Mom Hack: The Beauty of Made Up House Rules

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Hi fellow mom... I’m just stopping by to give you a reminder in case you forgot (like I did.) You are the mom, and guess...

I Can’t Believe I Googled That: Parenting with Google

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Seriously, what did our parents do without Google? Maybe they used an encyclopedia (“What is that?” My kids say.) Maybe they asked a friend,...

Are You There God? It’s Me, Nicole: Mom to a Tween

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Does anyone remember the book, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume? I do. I remember reading that book from front...

Raising My Biracial Babies While Living in Vermont

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Raising kids is tough. Give birth to a child who is biracial or mixed race in Vermont, and things get a little more interesting. I’ve always been filled with...

Your Child on Pop Music

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If you’re like me, one of your pop star heroes died this past year. As much as I enjoyed David Bowie and Prince, it...

Cultural Appropriation at Thanksgiving: My Daughter and Chris Hemsworth

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  https://www.instagram.com/p/BMFrgVfAmdP/ A few weeks ago, my secret boyfriend, Chris Hemsworth, shared an Instagram photo saying he stands with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who are...

Cell Phones, Social Media and Our Children’s Self Esteem

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In April of 2015, our family dog was hit and killed by a car. Of course, we were devastated. However my 13 year-old stepdaughter,...

Introvert Mama’s Guide To Surviving the Mom Wars

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"Mom Wars" got you down? The best part of being an Introvert Mama is that I am totally comfortable both with navel gazing and with...

Stranger Danger Vs. Being Friendly: Where’s the Line?

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I have a very outgoing child.  To say he is friendly is an understatement. When given the opportunity, he will chat with anyone, most anywhere....

Not Losing Myself In Motherhood

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Before I had kids, I was cool. Ha - Made ya look! No, I was never cool. I was a chubby arty geek girl with...