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Four Simple Words

Sometimes being the “perfect” mother means taking a step back and seeing yourself from the eyes of your child.

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Three Strategies for Being a Less Annoying Parent

I am an annoying parent. I’m not talking about being annoying to other people; I’m talking about being annoying to my children themselves. I’ve found that when I tweak the delivery of my expectations to be less irritating, I enjoy parenting more and have fewer battles with my strong-willed son.

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Signs of Life

Once I admired the museum-like homes of women who decorate with exquisite vases and see the sunrise through fingerprint-free windows. But museums are for halted history. My life is in vibrant, living color. The signs are everywhere, splashed across the canvas of our home where we are alive and well.

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Goals That Can Fall Down

Trying to set and accomplish goals as a mother with children (let alone little ones underfoot) can be a shaky if not downright doomed process. How can we remedy this reality to still seek out progress for ourselves and our families?

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The Top 6 Obnoxiously True Pieces of Advice You Get as a New Mom

Solicited or not, you will undoubtedly receive a plethora of advice as a new mom. Unfortunately, some of the most especially annoying advice turns out all too often to be completely true. And, gasp, maybe even helpful. Here are the top six most obnoxiously true pieces of advice you will receive as a brand new mom.

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The Gift of Year-Round Gratitude

Through the holiday months, as gratitude fills social media to overflowing, it is so easy to be inspired by gratitude in our lives. But how does life change when we keep that gift of gratitude with us every day of the year?

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Permission to Breathe

If you’ve ever wished you could do MORE for your children (even though you’re doing the best you can), here’s a fresh perspective.

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Bossing My Motherhood

Ever had someone move into your space and then proceed to tell you how to run your show? Who does that? Even worse, who does that in motherhood? Author Rachel Hixon explores the in’s and out’s of “bossing my motherhood.”

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Everything Starts Messy

Children just might be the messiest people on the planet, but they are also the best plants I’ve ever produced. Perhaps a little mess is how the best things grow.