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Am I Cut Out for This?

This week has been rough. The kids have been cranky, the house is in disarray, we all have cabin fever. As mothers, we can often feel overwhelmed. But every once in a while, when I feel especially exhausted and defeated, I can’t help but think to myself: “Am I cut out for this?” When I was […]

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It Doesn’t Get Easier; You Get Stronger

The first year with a new baby is HARD.  Like, REALLY hard. So hard, in fact, older moms in public often offer unsolicited reassurance to strangers they see with infants and toddlers, smiling knowingly and saying “don’t worry, hun, after the first year, it gets easier.” But you know what?  I’m calling their bluff. Of course, my experience is […]

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What Your Middle Schooler Wants to Tell You (But Probably Won’t)

This post is sponsored by Brookfield Christian School and written by a BCS mom who has been through the Middle School years with her kids. We are excited to bring our readers this perspective on this challenging phase of parenthood. The Middle School years can be challenging ones. There’s a lot happening inside the minds […]

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A Menu for Date Night At Home

Remember when a special date night took all day, all night, and sometimes the next day, too? You’d spend the whole afternoon primping or leisurely relaxing for what would surely be an all night occasion.  You might hit a lounge for cocktails, then a three-course dinner at downtown’s fanciest hot spot. Afterward, perhaps you’d enjoy […]

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The Thing about a Strong Willed Daughter

My daughter has a stronger will than me. That’s saying something, really. She knows who she is, what she likes and what she wants. She also knows that she will not do anything she is not ready to do. We were recently reminded that she also will not take crap from anyone.  The First Email […]

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