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I’m a better mom as a working mom

I’m a better mom as a working mom

There was some hubbub in the news last week about the quantity of hours that moms spend with their kids (ages 3-11) having very little impact on their social/emotional well being or academic achievement. Music to my ears. I love working. I love being a working…

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Only 1% Of Kids Eat A Healthy Diet

Only 1% Of Kids Eat A Healthy Diet

So What Does A “Healthy Diet” For Kids Look Like? A recent study out of Northwestern University found that only 1% of kids over the age of 5 consumed a healthy diet regularly. Yikes. Looking around at my fellow parents, I am pretty sure that…

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Look, squirrel!  Living with Adult ADD

Look, squirrel! Living with Adult ADD

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, has been a hotly debated condition in children for decades.  Recently, ADHD has been reclassified to separate it into 3 specific types. Combined ADHD (the most common subtype), which involves symptoms of of both inattentiveness and hyperactivity/impulsivity Inattentive ADHD…

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Time…or lack thereof

Time…or lack thereof

The Earth circles around the sun 365 and ¼ times per year creating 365 days in a calendar year.  Of those 365 days I see my kids pretty close to half of them which amounts to about 182 days. Not too bad…I, as a divorced…

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DAD, I want to play a sport

DAD, I want to play a sport

When I signed up to be a dad I knew there would be small challenges.  I knew I would be at some gym or park now and then watching my kids kick a ball or batting or shooting hoops.  I knew I would show them…

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5 Easy Ways to Practice Self Care

5 Easy Ways to Practice Self Care

Parents are on the front lines of caring for others all day, every day and without making self-care a priority, we can easily burn out.  When a parent hits burn out, the whole family suffers, so it’s crucial to make sure self-care happens. So often,…

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Dearest Fifth Baby…

Dearest Fifth Baby…

Dearest Fifth Baby, Today was your due date. Today was a day intended for celebration. Today, we went to church, spent time with family and visited a friend’s new house. Today did not include your birth.  27 weeks ago, during a routine ultrasound we were…

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Disney Debocle

Disney Debocle

I hate crowds and people, in general. Im claustrophobic and germaphobic. I have one kid with ADHD and one with extreme anxiety. I should have known better then to take a trip to Disney World. My family decided that we would drive to Disney on…

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Worry Wart?  You’re more intelligent, we knew it all along.

Worry Wart? You’re more intelligent, we knew it all along.

Happy March, y’all! A new study was just released by Alexander Penney of Ontario’s Lakehead University and will soon be published in an upcoming edition of the journal Personality and Individual Differences.  This study used 126 students to determine how they handled and processed stress in their…

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Being Black and observing Black History Month

Being Black and observing Black History Month

February marks the annual observance of Black History Month.   Black History Month is also referred to as National African American History Month, and every president since 1976 has made February “officially” Black History Month.  In 1915, Harvard historian Carter Woodson and minister Jesse E….

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