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Best Laid Plans

“Best Laid Plans.” When this phrase is used it is usually followed by a “but” or a story of how that plan didn’t…well…go as planned. I almost always have a plan. I’m not sure if this is a superpower or a flaw. But I like to think I have found a way to make it […]

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Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons: Husband Traveling Edition

Who doesn’t love some lemonade? Ok so I know that alcohol isn’t the healthiest of coping skills but sometimes responsibly and in moderation, it is just what a stressed out mom needs…. Just sayin’. So you may remember my idea of taking not so pleasant parenting situations and coming up with ways of making lemonade […]

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Helping Grieving Children Get Through the Holidays

The holidays are coming, which as a mom can bring a lot of stress and grief of its own kind.  However, for those families that may have experienced a death in the family, the holiday prep can look a lot different.   Navigating my own grief as well as helping my clients has a different significance […]

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Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons: Sleep Training Edition

Who doesn’t love some lemonade? Especially with a little lavender and vodka…and maybe a little mint…oh! The post. Right…sorry I got distracted. So anyhoo… I had an idea the other night to turn a not-so-pleasant parenting experience into a more pleasant evening. Making lemonade out of lemons so to speak.  Thus, my new idea for […]

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Grandparents and the Holidays

Grandparents come in maybe shapes, sizes, and family dysfunctions.  No matter whether the grandparents are near or far, involved or not, there is usually a holiday component to your interaction with them.  For the most part grandparents want to participate in their grandchildren’s holidays, thats usually a given.   Sometimes its hard to predict the […]

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#2 is a Game Changer

I’ve been told that #2 is a game changer, and even though my little girl isn’t here yet – I can already tell it’s TRUE! The truth…I haven’t been “adulting” very well lately. On top of being pregnant, I haven’t exactly been “adulting” very well lately. The culprit? Baby number two growing in my belly. […]

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