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Mental Health
March 17, 2020

How Finding a Best Friend is Like Dating

Growing up, I used to antagonize over who I was going to sit with at lunch when school would start in August. It set the pace for the year. I wanted to go from having…
February 7, 2020

Raising Brave, Open-minded Children

I ask the same three questions every night at dinner that we discuss as a family. What is something that made you laugh or made you happy today? What is something that made you sad…
March 4, 2019

Loving the Library Life Part 4

“Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use the library, the doors to learning are always open.” Laura…
December 26, 2018

Loving the Library Life Part 3

  “The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”  Albert Einstein  What happens when you combine travel, books, and magic? Why a library adventure of course! Like people, each…
Body ImageMental Health
October 19, 2018

My Daughters are Princesses… and So Much More

It’s not a secret that girls are judged for their appearance while boys are complimented on their strength. Growing up as a slim petite girl, I have trouble remembering ever being complimented on much more…
September 24, 2018

Loving the Library Life Part 2

  “Without libraries, what do we have? We have no past and no future.”  Ray Bradbury When was the last time you visited your local library? When did you last try out a library that…
Mental Health
August 12, 2018

My Struggle with Postpartum Depression

Looking back at the past 18 months, I have become stronger than I ever imagined. There were days when I thought that I couldn’t take anymore and I wished for the kid-free life that I…
July 29, 2018

Adventures (And Misadventures): Air Travel with Young Children

This is my fourth post in the Traveling with Young Children (And Still Enjoying Life) Series. I also cover how to be prepared with an Oops Box, Full Tummies, and Keeping Children Entertained in other posts. Recently our family took an…