Tag: parenting

The Power of Parenting Clichés

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Once upon a time I heard sweet songs on the radio about missing stages of childhood and babies being grown, and I smiled and...

Teenasaurus Rex: How to Identify and Coexist with One

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Today on National Momographic, we are going to talk about the rarely spotted Teenasaurus Rex. These creatures have been around for millennia, yet many...

The Physical Stage

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In early November, I started a new job and a new career path. For the first time in almost four years, I started working...

I Lost My First Baby to College

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Dropping my oldest off at college in August was hard. Navigating that was emotional and icky and made me so stinking proud, too. But...

Raising My Mini-Me

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Not too long ago, I caught my five-year-old trying to rip up his All-About-Me poster due as a kindergarten assignment the following day. We...

The Space Between

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I don't even know what to call this age. This strange time between child and tween. These mid-elementary years. I was prepared (ha) for having a...

Let Them Eat Candy

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It’s Halloween week, mamas, and you know what that means: CANDY. So. Much. Candy. I have four kids, and between trick-or-treating, school parties, church fall festivals,...

Dad Privilege

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There has been a lot of talk about white privilege in recent years so you may be familiar with the concept. Good ol' Wikipedia...

We’re Far from the Shallow Now

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This summer I enrolled you in swim lessons. I did this despite the fact that you are terrified of the water and climb up...

Manners Matter: Teaching Etiquette to Kids

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My children did not share my enthusiasm when I announced we would be working on etiquette this summer. In fact, etiquette is probably the...

They’re Watching Us

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My two-year-old son said his first curse word recently. It was Easter Sunday and we were on our way to church, of all places,...

If I Knew Then What I Know Now, I Would’ve Been...

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A quick glance at my desktop calendar gave me a short pang of panic. This blog post was due in 24 hours, and I...