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  “Free yourself from perfectionism,” my good friend OT McAlpine wrote in her blog, before introducing award-winning parenting guru, L R Knost’s quote: Parenting has nothing to do with perfection. Perfection isn’t even the goal, not for us, not for our...
When exactly did we buy into this lie that we could (and should) indeed live a “balanced” life? A quick search on Google lends all kinds of advice:: 7 Secrets of Successful People for Living a Balanced Life 5 Tips for Living...
This month, my grandmother turns 99 years old. What a gift! I feel so lucky to still have her in my life. Her life has been long and filled with love. She taught my mother to be a mother,...
The Things We Carry

The Things We Carry

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As mothers there are many things we carry with us and it should come as no surprise that we are exhausted at the end of the day. There’s the favorite rock and the toy truck your little one just...
Six years into this motherhood journey I’d like to think I’m starting to figure a few things out. I’ve quit judging other moms for their decisions and am better at not letting the differing opinions of others affect me...
This weekend, the internet blew up with outrage in reaction to a video posted by wildy popular public figure Rachel Hollis, who was responding to a fan calling her "Privileged AF" because she has a housekeeper who cleans her...
Dear Mom of a Child with Autism, Hey there, friend. It’s April. I know … I'm the month you’ve been dreading. For the next thirty days, you’ll grit your teeth and power through. This is the month where blue lights...
A few weeks ago, while we were discussing transitioning our daughter from nanny to Montessori daycare, my husband casually asked me, "Do you ever rely on your mother's intuition?". Totally fair, and fascinating, question, and I honestly haven't been...
  What is the Mothering Trap? It was last month that I realised I had blindly, and inadvertently, fallen into the mothering trap. My three-year-old son had not long returned to preschool from the Christmas break, and that transition back into a...
Dear J.J., When you announced that you will no longer be a Houston Texan, the hearts of Houston sports fans broke.  You are a key component to what makes our sports so unique. I get it, you deserve more, but...

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