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THE Talk :: Open and Honest

Little Laundry Talks There must be some kind of unspoken rule that when Mom is folding laundry (or using the bathroom, but I won’t go there), the kids are ready to have serious talks. I remember some of my most in-depth conversations growing up happened while folding towels with my mom. It really must be a […]

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My Husband Is Not a Babysitter

For two years now, I have been a stay-at-home mom. As rewarding and fulfilling as it is to care for my kids, I inevitably have commitments come up that require my husband to watch them. When this occurs, it never fails that someone asks him how he’s going to handle a day alone with his […]

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Realistic Family Goals for the New Year

“I don’t have time” and “I wish I could” are two phrases I’m guilty of using way too often. My husband constantly reminds me that realistic expectations yield a much better mood for everyone, and he has never been more right. I constantly find myself consumed in everyday life from our morning routine of rushing […]

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Tough Conversations With Kids :: Preparing Your Child with a Plan for Preventing Sexual Abuse

We have partnered with the experts at Children’s of Alabama to provide this important information.The plus sign or double pink lines on pregnancy tests should really be accompanied by a little note that reads, “Welcome to parenthood – the world of worry.” Because that’s when it all starts . . . While pregnant, you worry […]

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Love You Forever

“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.” When my children were small, a favorite book was Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. I thought back to that little book as I read so many posts lately that lamented the end of motherhood, a future […]

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Leaving Behind What Might Have Been

In honor of my baby boy’s 25th birthday, I wanted to share a piece of our mother-son story. Perhaps you’ll see your own little one in my grown boy, and perhaps you’ll see your own hopes reflected in mine. Whatever you may see, I hope you’ll see that my love for my boy is a […]

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