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I’m Trying Not to Raise a “Middle Child”

We all know one.  That friend-of-a-friend, or weird Uncle Josh, or your sister.  Well-enough-adjusted adults, successful careers, tons of fun at parties.  But something is awkward, you can’t put your finger on until it all clicks – Ohhhhh, they’re a middle child! It’s a thing, there’s even a name for it: “Middle Child Syndrome”. Seriously, super […]

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soccer mom

Soccer Mom Status – Approved {Sponsored by Post Consumer Brands}

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Post Consumer Brands, but as always, all thoughts expressed are 100% my own. I recently finished my daughter Kaialani’s (2) first season of soccer; and I can honestly say I am very excited to begin to instill in her an enthusiasm for soccer and sports! The health benefits from staying […]

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What’s In Your Purse? Mom Edition

Let’s fully acknowledge that safety is paramount for public places. There’s a serious need for inspection and monitoring what enters public places, especially play spaces that serve children. Still, I occasionally cringe as I approach the bag check at theme parks. I’m not trying to pull a fast one and sneak things through the gate. […]

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stress

5 Stages of Mom Stress – And How to Cope

Having a child is like having an extra arm that you have no control over. You think, “Hey! Stop that! I should be able to control you!” Yet there you are completely powerless. People stare at you like, “This woman has no control over her arm. What is wrong with her??” You feel like a […]

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To the Mom Who Feels Like She’s Losing It: I See You

Another mom and I were talking after after dropping our kids off at school a few weeks ago. We were lamenting the difficulties with remembering all the homework and various projects required of our 1st graders. Another mom was passing by as she rushed off after dropping her daughter off a few minutes late. She must […]

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