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A Toddler’s War on Food: Finding Peace in Compromise

Sometimes, toddlers are picky. Okay, fine. Toddlers are picky. End of sentence. It’s hard to get them to do anything you’d like them...

Making Parenthood Look Easy

Recently we attended a fundraiser at a (childless) cousin’s home. The event was a crawfish boil: low-stress, outdoors, and eat-on-your-own-time. She had asked me a couple...

From My Mother’s Womb

Guest post by Lori Travers

I was surprisingly struck in a place of pain today as the congregation bellowed out the worship song,  “No...

A Mom’s Day In the Car

Last week, my family did the unthinkable: we took a road trip. 

Now, I don’t say that because we didn’t want to leave...

A Letter to Myself Before I Became a Mother

Dear innocent, young girl,

I want to write you, even though I know you’ll never see it. But maybe it will make us...

Questions You Ask As the Parent of Small Children

When I was a kid (and even now) it seemed to me my mom knew everything. If I was sick, she knew exactly...

The Thing I Thought I’d Never Do

As the mother of a six year old with autism, I have learned many different strategies to prevent behavior problems from occurring.  When Fletcher...

When My Family of Five Leaves the House (It Takes 60 Simple Steps)

Getting ready to go anywhere is a big job for my family. With three kids under four, including an infant, there is a...

Chocolates or Tamiflu?

My husband and I are careful about how we spend money on holidays and tend to lean toward more practical gifts.  Need a new...

Motherhood is a Battle

As a mom, I am called to do a plethora of things. Not the least of these is to fight for my children....

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