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Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Foster Parent?

Far and away the most common response I get when telling people the infant in my care is a foster placement is something to the effect of “You are so amazing/it takes a special person to do that/I could never do that” etc. etc. etc.   I have yet to say what I am really thinking […]

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How to Get Up the Guts to Travel Internationally with Kids

Part Two of this article is forthcoming, when we get home from our first as-a-family international trip, and I’ll let you know then which of my two working titles I went with for Part Two. My options at the moment are: How to Successfully Travel Internationally With Your Kids or Why I am a Fool and you […]

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Relationships Drive Learning at Fusion Academy

This post has been sponsored by Fusion Academy. All opinions are 100% our own! Parents are often able to see that their child has unmet potential, and a traditional schooling model which focuses on production rather than relationship in some cases hinders students instead of allowing them to blossom. Performance/rewarded and failure/consequence work for some […]

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My January Detox

New Years Detox Plan

I have spent a month indulging: spending, eating, drinking, skipping the gym and saying yes to dessert. I know I can’t be the only one feeling like I need a good detox, right? I have been looking forward to the New Year as a natural transition into better habits; January is the perfect time to […]

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6+ Reasons City Futsal is better than YMCA soccer

My husband is a former soccer player and a current soccer fan, and he coached our son’s soccer team through the local YMCA last Fall. We enjoyed it, but in the Spring we decided to avoid a season of rained-out Spring soccer games and instead enroll our 7 year old son in City Futsal clinics near […]

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Piercing My Daughter’s Ears: We Ditched the Mall and Went to La Lobe

My daughter started begging to get her ears pierced when she was four. I put her off for a couple years, but we finally let her on her sixth birthday. I really wanted to celebrate the occasion as the rite of passage it was for me, and I had heard some horror stories from friends about […]

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Preschool Dropout: Why I Pulled my Daughter from a School We Love 

Last year, the baby of our family started her second year of preschool. The first year I was working part-time, so I had to use the hours of child-free time to invest into my work. Mid-way through the year I transitioned out of that position, which allowed me extra freedom to use that kid-free time for […]

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How a Weekly Date Night Changed our Relationship

I have previously written a post on babysitters {here} and how getting what I wanted from a babysitter required that I stop trying to convince her that I am cool. I was having a major problem trying to make life easier on the sitter and therefore negating my life being easier — which is what I […]

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Last Mother in the Woods (Or: Getting Your Kids Outside When You Kinda Hate It There)

I’m indoorsy. I like my animals domesticated, my lawns manicured, my flowers planted intentionally (or more honestly, arranged in vases) and my outdoors time to be spent sitting outside for hours on a patio. Grass makes me kinda itchy and I hate bugs. I faked the bug thing well for 5 years to my son […]

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Joy and Loss: How We Became Foster Parents

First, we got a license to be a foster care home, and then we “opened” to receive calls for potential placement. We opened at midnight on a Monday. I turned on my phone ringer Sunday night, just in case. I had the feeling of anticipation identical to the days before my biological babies were born, when I was […]

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