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Help Your Kids Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

As women—and especially mothers—we want to ensure everyone is comfortable and happy. We can’t help ourselves; it’s instinctive. When it comes to our kids? We will do anything to save them from heartache. I remember watching my son walk into his kindergarten room on his first day of school. He …

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Confessions of a Mom with a Strong-Willed Child

I yell at my kids. I’ve grabbed my son Jack by the arm and literally dragged him to his room. I have slapped his hand, spanked his butt and told him I’m moving to California and never coming back. None of this I’m proud of. It actually haunts me at …

Conversations With My Daughter

There are very few things I love about Facebook. Like very few. But one of the things I do love – besides feeling all the love on your birthday – is when parents post random, hilarious, honest conversations with their kids. While I was writing my novel about a five-year-old who …

Seven Things You Should Say To A Mom! #joyofmom

Seven Things You Should Say To A Mom

In honor of a different kind of “Labor Day,” I’ve got some mama love for you today! Today {like everyday} is a great opportunity to celebrate the hard work that moms do 24-7. Here are seven of my favorites: One: Do you need a hand? You see that mom juggling ten …

What's in a name? #joyofmom

What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name? I’ve always been a mom. I’m not talking about the feeling in my heart (which always pointed in the mom direction), but how my children address me. “Hi, Mom. Do you want help with dinner, Mom? Let’s run to pilates, Mom” This can be followed by, …