Parenting

How Pickles, Chocolate, and My Kid Saved Me From Myself

I love food. Unfortunately, like most people, I love all the wrong kinds of food. Don’t get me wrong. I really do love vegetables and fruit. Healthy food is great, and I actually do like the way most of it tastes. But realistically, my desert island pantry would be stocked with chocolate chip cookies, potato chips (likely …

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Surprisingly Useful Newborn Essentials

When you’re expecting, you’re immediately bombarded with list after list after pin after pin of items and devices you absolutely MUST have in order to make your time with a newborn the most precious and magical months in the history of everything. As it turns out, you probably don’t need about 99% of what’s on …

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The Best Way to Keep Your High Schooler on the Right Path: Advice from a High School Teacher

While I may not have a high school aged child just yet, I can tell you from experience that high school can be a make or break time in a child’s life. Navigating adolescence isn’t easy; for both parent and child. It’s a time of self-exploration, boundary-testing, and personal growth. As a high school teacher …

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#TopFiveFridays — Five-Star Nursery Items I’m Most Excited to Try: Are They Really Worth all the Hype?

As we get closer and closer to welcoming our new baby boy into our family, I’m finding myself more and more excited to try out some of the most highly recommended nursery items that were purchased for our little guy. While I plan on writing an extensive review of all of these after actually trying …

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7 Things that have made my life infinitely more comfortable during pregnancy

Being pregnant has, without question, been one of the most beautiful, humbling, and vulnerable experiences of my entire life. It has caused me to slow down, listen to my body, and think about the choices I make on a daily basis, as those choices no longer only affect me. Perhaps the most challenging life lesson …

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