Books for Tough Topics

Books for Tough Topics

I’d like to think that because I’m 28 years ahead of my oldest daughter, I have mature answers to all her questions, intelligent explanations to her curiosities and calming responses to her intense emotions. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case! I’d like to think I can craft the age appropriate words to handle tough topics. Again, definitely not the […]

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I Love My Little Thumbsucker

We were at the zoo when it happened. Finn was one month old and enjoying his chauffeured ride around the park, the pacifier that he had clung to since birth firmly in place as he took in the monkeys, giraffes, and creepy reptile exhibit that caused his older brother to squeal with no small amount […]

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Preventing Sexual Abuse

Preventing Sexual Abuse

Typing the title of this post pains me. It breaks my heart that this is the world we live in. About a year and a half ago, my husband went to a conference for his work related to counseling and supporting people through different types of suffering. One afternoon they spent the entire session teaching […]

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Books for Moms: Motherhood Memoirs

Books for Moms: Motherhood Memoirs

There are all sorts of books targeted specifically at moms. You can simply conduct a quick Amazon search on “best books for moms” and marvel at the variety. (I mean… wow.) In my early days of parenting, the only mom books I read were of the how to genre; you know, “how get your kid […]

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The Toxins Making Us Sick

Why should I care about the ingredients in the products my family uses? Simply put, everything you put in your body has an impact. A 2005 study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that blood samples from newborns contained an average of 287 toxins. Our increased toxic load is also contributing to a dramatic increase in hormonal […]

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When Marriage is on the Backburner

When Marriage is on the Backburner

He hung through one side of the mini-van wrangling one screaming toddler, and I doubled over through the other side trying to swing the infant carrier into the latch while in-between us one unnamed little one shoved another unnamed little one because they were taking too long to hike over the clogged center aisle and […]

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