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How To Celebrate Kids With December Birthdays

Ah December. Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, even National Eat an Apple Day. December is full of holidays. It’s a flurry of activity. Shopping, decorating, Santa visits, wrapping up the semester, visits from Grandma and Grandpa. It can all be a little overwhelming. And for a kid with a December birthday, it’s easy to […]

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My Daughter’s (Future?) Sister

“My mommy’s not pregnant,” my daughter announced while FaceTiming with her grandfather one day. “Your mommy’s pregnant!!??!!” he excitedly replied, the connection interfering. “NOT pregnant!” my husband and I yelled in the background. This is a common occurrence in my life these days. Whenever my daughter sees a baby she likes to tell the mother […]

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Getting Through a Toddler Rough Patch

This morning I was woken up at exactly 6:23 by my three-and-a-half-year-old daughter whisper-shouting “I need my bottom wiped!”  A month ago I would have found this slightly endearing, as only a mother could; I would have laughed, followed her into the bathroom, and dutifully wiped her bottom. But this morning was different. This morning […]

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Tips to Simplify Mom Life | Denver Metro Moms Blog

My Simple Tips to Simplify Life

Mom guilt. It’s something that is so incredibly real. I have the hardest time taking care of myself without a slight feeling of guilt. I mean, even the dog eats breakfast before I do. Between packing lunches, driving to activities, working, and everything else, it’s hard to find time for self-care. Everything feels complicated, and […]

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Honor Your Grief, Honor Their Growth: Navigating the heartache of your kids getting older

A friend of mine recently mourned out loud on Instagram about Summer coming to an end and her daughter getting ready to start Kindergarten in a few weeks. Her sadness was palpable as she asked, “Mamas, how do you let them go?” Ah yes, one of the hard corners of motherhood where we must cross […]

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Survival Parenting

The seasons of parenting sometimes change as often as the daily tides. The tough times come and go, sometimes rapidly. But there are times when a tough season of parenting is particularly long, when everything feels too hard and, just like that, you’ve lost your grip. This could last just one full day or a […]

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Letting My Daughter Learn To Be Herself

It all started with a simple trip through IKEA. I was there with my son, casually waiting for him to tire himself out perusing all of the gadgets and furniture that IKEA has to offer. We had just enjoyed a wonderful lunch, complete with over-looking the big trucks and light rail zoom up and down […]

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