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A Teen’s Suicidal Thoughts: I Thought About Death at 11

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I was 11 when I started thinking about suicide. Don’t get me wrong, I never made a plan or tried to kill myself. But when I was 11, I thought about killing myself more...
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The Fallacy of the Good Mom and the Power of Apology

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It was a long and difficult winter inside with a four-year-old, the shockingly bright sun offered a break in the spring rains. After a quick scroll through Instagram’s toothy, smiling Good Moms stirring empty...
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Mother’s Day Is the Saddest Day of the Year

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Mother’s Day is the saddest day of the year for me. I am a motherless mother and, for me, Mother’s Day is just a reminder of that fact. Even having children of my own, who...
Navigating Childhood Grief and Anxiety: My Family's Journey

Navigating Childhood Grief and Anxiety: My Family’s Journey

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I’m sure you’ve heard the saying "Be kind to others; you never know what someone else is going through." I’ve always believed in this statement, but it’s never been as pertinent to me as...
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Farmhouse Easter Egg Garland: Trendy DIY Easter Decoration

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Decorating for the seasons is something that I love doing. I feel that it makes the house feel so loved and cozy. For Easter this year, I am making a new garland to go...
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Not Candy Easter Baskets that Won’t Rot Your Teeth

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There I stood, front and center of the holiday candy aisle in my friendly neighborhood Walmart. Not only was I confused about what to put in each child’s Easter basket, but I also became...
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Taking a Social Media Hiatus Helped Me Become a Better Mom

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One of the BEST things I did for myself last year was taking a social media hiatus. For me, the pull of social media is strong. I blame this primarily on being a stay-at-home momma. My...

My Husband Is My Best Friend

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Every Thursday, following our Pilates class, my friend and I get breakfast and talk about everything from mothering to politics, gardening, travel, and favorite brands of underwear. As one does. Today’s topic of conversation...
A list of new year's resolutions

Totally Attainable New Year’s Resolutions for 2024

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There’s an immense amount of pressure to have an ambitious New Year’s resolution. If you think about it, New Year’s resolutions are nothing more than a way for us to reflect on how we...
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12 Children’s Christmas Books Your Family Will Love

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It’s no surprise that this book-loving mama owns an extensive collection of children’s Christmas books. Some are fantastic and some are just, well, meh. The books that made it onto this list are ones...
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3 Kid-Friendly Nature-Focused Holiday Crafts

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How many times do you come home from a walk with your child and end up with a pile of nature? It can't just be me, right?!? It’s pretty common for me to find...
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Our Favorite Southern Thanksgiving Pecan Pie Recipe

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Every year, it amazes me how fast the holidays approach. I mean, didn’t we just start back to school yesterday?! And, what, tomorrow is Thanksgiving!?! Christmas is in a week and a half? Oh,...
A thanksgiving tablescape

Simple and Cute Thanksgiving Tablescape How-To

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Are you still decorating for fall, or have you moved on to Christmas? I am a little in between, mostly because I need to paint my dining room. I still have fall out in...

6 Ways of Teaching Children about Gratitude and a Festive Pumpkin Centerpiece Craft

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Preschoolers are known to be driven by the “I want it now” response which includes decreased self-control and intense, unregulated changing on a whim. Picture this... It’s a beautiful fall day and you are out shopping...