Tis’ the season for another round of e-learning … Probably not what most of you mammas wanted or expected this holiday season. Unfortunately, virtual education requires us as parents to play a more active role in our children’s daily...
Living local my entire life has given me the opportunities to meet and work with amazing people. A few years back, I had the unique opportunity to meet a woman named Sarah Ellis. That ran My Father's Arrows and...
As 2020 begins to come to a close, I can’t help but think of the lost memories over the last eight months in which our country has been in the fierce, painful grip of a Pandemic. While we can...
In 2011 and 2016, my husband, Marc, and I adopted our now 9 and 5-year-old sons. We spent ten years and over $30,000 on unsuccessful medical treatments for infertility. After all of this, my husband started to mention the...
Stillbirth has to be one of the hardest things I've ever gone through in my life. There is no heartbeat. One of the worst phrases you can hear in life. It was April 11, 2017. I had been having back pains...
The giant wave lifted our bodies upon its crest, and in slow motion, the four of us slid between it and the next one.  “Mom, I’m going to let go.” “No, don’t! I’ve got you! We can do this! Hold on...

The New Kids Need You

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At the start of every new school year, we scurry around trying to make sure that our children are prepared for school. New school clothes? Check. School supplies? Check. School physicals and immunizations? Check. Our family's checklist also involves...
Do you know what the sound of stress sounds like? It goes something like this- “I’m sorry, but we are letting you go.” Or “There has been a change in the organization…” OR “Due to COVID-19, your position is...
Many of us are familiar with a gratitude journal — the notion of writing down reasons to be thankful on a daily, weekly, monthly, or annual basis. I first learned about it when my mom began keeping one when...

Running On Empty

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I see you. The one struggling with Mom Fatigue. Burnout. Your tank on empty. Motherhood can be characterized in many ways. Exhausting is one of them. Want to know why you are tired? Because you are a mom. Physical Exhaustion is...

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Guide to Orthodontic Care

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The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. At this age, an orthodontist is able...