The Art of Avoiding Conversations with Your Children

The Art of Avoiding Conversations with Your Children

So maybe half the people refused to read this after the title. Because it’s not cool. You’re supposed to be fully present with your children. Because someday you’re going to miss this. Your children should be the center of your universe. Everything they say is really important. Believe me, I listen to my kids. A lot. […]

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Teaching Children About Poverty

Teaching Children About Poverty

“In 2013, the United States reached an educational milestone. For the first time, a majority of the country’s public school students—51 percent of them, to be precise, fell below the federal government’s threshold for being ‘low income,’ meaning they were eligible for a free or subsidized school lunch. This wasn’t an overnight development; according to […]

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How to Run With Your Baby

How to Run With Your Baby

Ah, Fall. When the promise of colorful foliage views and crisp cool temps beckons me to lace up my Asics and hit the pavement. There is nothing quite like the solitude of running in the early morning hours of the day with my girls Demi and Ariana jamming in my ear buds. Then sometimes I get […]

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Talking about Money with your Kids

Talking Money with Kids

I grew up in a very frugal household where my stay-at-home mom clipped coupons and shopped sales while my dad worked a government job. My mom cooked almost all of our meals at home; eating out was something she and my dad did on rare date nights when they paid a neighborhood girl to come […]

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You say jerk; I say toddler

You say jerk; I say toddler

Toddlers are a species all their own. They’re tiny humans with big opinions and even bigger attitudes. Many of them aren’t even housebroken. Though jerkish by nature, toddlers can flip on a dime and become sweet little cherubs who just want to cuddle up next to you and eat snacks. Luckily, the toddler phase will […]

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bacon day

All About That Bacon

This post was written as part of a collaboration with Farmland Foods; however, all opinions shared here are those of the contributor who wrote them. Pop quiz: how many strips of bacon were used to craft this Sluggerrr bust? In celebration of International Bacon Day (Oh yes, it’s a thing!), Farmland Foods not only constructed […]

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Bethechange

Be Kind. Be the Change.

Groggy morning routine begins. Diaper changed. Cartoons turned on. Brewing coffee. Toddler signing for milky. Stumbling over toys. Four year old comes into kitchen and asks, “Mommy why did that bad guy kill people?” I thought I had turned on some harmless Daniel Tiger, but I had actually switched to the morning news. The heartbreaking […]

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