Because I was fiercely independent as a child myself, I mistakenly thought I was parenting my strong-willed independent child exactly as she should be. But I was wrong.

The Mistake I’ve Made Parenting My Strong-Willed, Independent Child

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Because I was a strong-willed, independent child myself, I thought I was parenting my strong-willed child right. Here’s what I learned was doing wrong.   For 8 months now, I’ve been parenting a two-year-old and a three-year-old. Two under two has nothing on the phase of “No! I do it by myself.” And all the […]

10+ Ways To Be More Present Parenting Every Day

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We’re on the Autobahn of information and response times. The turn around on correspondence is seemingly instant. Social media is chalked full of what I want NOW. The majority of my entertainment is held in my back pocket or in my purse on a daily basis. My phone is the first thing I check before putting […]

When my daughter hurt another child at school, I left upset, disappointed, and frustrated. Little did I know that I had overlooked her jealousy and missed warning signs...

My Daughter’s Jealousy & My Disappointment: What I learned

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The day I sent my little girl off into the world of preschool, my heart broke a bit. And since that day, I have patiently waited for my turn to observe her class. That day was last week. The morning started off with glances shot towards one another. Anytime our gaze met, we would smile […]

I wish I had thicker skin. I do. But when complete strangers criticize my parenting, I'm left rattled. Here is my plan for the next time I'm criticized by a perfect stranger

To The Strangers Who Criticize My Parenting

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  It doesn’t happen often. Thankfully, in fact, it is quite rare. Nonetheless, every now and then, I’ll be out with my toddlers bouncing, distracting, warning, counting to three, and trying to appear sane. My number one goal is getting from point A to point B with the least amount of failing, zig-zagging, and whining as […]