5 Things Kids Need From Parents

“You cut off the crusts?” He looks up at me like I am the first star in the evening sky, as though he said his star-light-star-bright rhyme and got his wish. “I has to tell you, you are an excellent mommy.”Oh dear, I think. Excellent?My mind flashed to all the things I’ve done (hurried instead of waited, spoken too harshly, had irrational expectations, tried to sleep in on Saturdays) and all the things I haven’t (meal planned, organized elaborate field trips, taught them to fold tee-shirts according to the KonMari method).I have no idea what qualifies as “excellent” in the ...
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Medicine For a Mom’s Soul

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There is a voice that inhabits every mother’s head. It is a voice of shame and doubt, and it points a finger inward, berating us for all our shortcomings. Today you slacked off, it whispers. Today you ...
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Momma Needs Running Shoes Too

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I stood in the soccer cleats section of the big box athletic store, a retailer for any sport and any size person. The sale rack was lined with Nike, Adidas and a Diadora or two ...
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“What’s Wrong With That Boy?” 6 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Disabilities

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“Daddy, what’s wrong with that boy?” the little girl asked. I knew she noticed my son Joey, an amazing little boy who just happens to have Down syndrome. He also developed alopecia a few years ...
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Medicine For a Mom’s Soul

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There is a voice that inhabits every mother’s head. It is a voice of shame and doubt, and it points a finger inward, berating us for all our shortcomings. Today you slacked off, it whispers. Today you ...
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Momma Needs Running Shoes Too

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I stood in the soccer cleats section of the big box athletic store, a retailer for any sport and any size person. The sale rack was lined with Nike, Adidas and a Diadora or two ...
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Health in Moments: Embracing Motherhood With an Autoimmune Disease

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I divide the timeline of my life as pre-disease and post-disease. But this is a new division. Just over six months ago, the same week my book “Overcomer: Breaking Down the Walls of Shame and Rebuilding ...
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Husband Health: Choosing Influence Over Control

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A decade or so has passed since you said “I do” to that virile, young, healthy specimen you fell in love with.  You had a couple kids, life became more hectic, fast food became more
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When Your Bundle of Joy Brings a Bundle of Blues: Understanding Perinatal Depression

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“Is it just me?”“Why can I not get it together?”These thoughts plague many women throughout the journey of motherhood. In fact, if you can honestly say you have never had them, we need to have ...
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Working Out in Style

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Working out can be a great stress reliever ... so don't stress on what to wear while working out!  With these tips you will always look amazing in the gym, no matter what your activity ...
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Pizza Party

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Family pizza night is something everyone can look forward to and celebrate without breaking the bank – whether you’re a family of two or twelve!Italian music optional.YOU’LL NEEDRolling pin Baking/pizza trays Saucepan Can opener Pizza cutter or knifeINGREDIENTSStore-bought pizza ...
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5 DIY Projects That Embrace Rest

5 DIY Projects That Embrace Rest

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You do it all, friend. You’re the cook, the launderer, the house cleaner, the playmate, the peacemaker, the teacher, the caretaker, the chauffeur and so much more. But most importantly, you are the only version ...
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Financial Peace: Beyond Budgeting

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It used to be that four subjects were taboo to discuss around the dining room table — sex, politics, religion and money. Today the only topic you can’t mention is money. Conversation about money is ...
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With Love, From MOPS

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With love Teaching health I have a little girl, only 5 months old, and the last thing I want for her is to live a life ruled by her weight. I want her to cherish her beauty ...
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UV Skinz Recognizes Skin Cancer Awareness Month

To help raise awareness about skin cancer and the importance of sun protection, UV Skinz will be including a free UPF 50+ Baby Sun Shirt with every order placed during the month of May. I’d like ...
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Adopt Together: Give the Gift of Motherhood

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 “However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.” – Valerie Harper Simply put, we love moms. Mothers. Grandmothers. Great-grandmothers. Thankfully, we are not alone. AdoptTogether, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform for adoption, is continuing to build ...
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5 Things Kids Need From Parents

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“You cut off the crusts?” He looks up at me like I am the first star in the evening sky, as though he said his star-light-star-bright rhyme and got his wish. “I has to tell ...
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“What’s Wrong With That Boy?” 6 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Disabilities

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“Daddy, what’s wrong with that boy?” the little girl asked. I knew she noticed my son Joey, an amazing little boy who just happens to have Down syndrome. He also developed alopecia a few years ...
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Husband Health: Removing the Roadblocks

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This is the second part of a series on encouraging your husband to pursue a healthier lifestyle. So, you said your vows and now you’re a couple of kids in and the man you married may ...
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Brave Collective: Nashville

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Traveling south from Nashville, Tennessee, the green hills are lined with white fences. It brings to mind gatherings around farm tables with home-cooked meals. The mood was set as Dalley Galuzzi, Jackie Alvarez and Mandy ...
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Brave Collective: NYC

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We gathered in a second floor Long Island City apartment. It was a couple blocks from the waterfront and the first subway stop in Queens outside of Manhattan. We maneuvered the table into the living ...
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Encouraging Your Brave Collective

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My four-year-old daughter happens to be the biggest fan of me doing the Brave Collective. No, really.She found a shirt with a feather on it and wears it every time I have a Brave Collective ...
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