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Judgements are good and can improve a girl’s outlook

Judgements are good and can improve a girl's outlook

I finished watching the Conversation with Amanda de Cadanet, episode 8 called “Parenting and Perserverance“.  This series has prompted me to do a lot of thinking about how I want to raise a girl.  Gweneth Paltrow speaks about how she does not want to be judgemental in her daughter’s growth, how she wants to give her the chance to become the person she is going to become rather than force her into an ideal that the parents want.  I absolutely agree.  To […]

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3 Problems with Anti Bullying Message

3 Problems with Anti Bullying Message

To start off, I am a SUPPORTER of the anti bullying message.That being said, my views about bullying come from personal experience.  I had meningitis at 18m old and as a result of the medication (strong antibiotics), I lost part a significant part of my hearing (enought to warrant wearing aids).   I was bullied.  One girl held my hand and took me around the playground and said, “She hates you, he hates you, and she hates you and most of all, I […]

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4 ways to survive family milestones

4 ways to survive family milestones

The month of June is crazy for us.  We have my husband’s birthday, Annabelle’s birthday, our second anniversary, and Father’s Day (while not really a milestone, it’s fun to throw into the mix).  On top of that, we were gone for two weeks  on a beach vacation.  To help cope with the busy schedule, the first thing I did was to reintroduce coffee back into my life (add another milestone!) and picked up a few new tricks along the way. 1.  […]

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How to Throw a Scary Mommy Book Party

How to Throw a Scary Mommy Book Party

After Jill Smokler, of Scary Mommy, came out with her book, I was enamored with the idea of having a Scary Mommy party and bringing together Moms to commiserate and bond over crazy experiences from motherhood.   I emailed Jill and asked her what she thought.  She loved it and sent me promotional items & a few books.  (Thank you so much Jill!)  I bought the remaining books and sent out an Evite. At the party, someone asked me why I […]

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