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    How to give your kids an old fashioned Summer

      Let me start by saying…I get that summer doesn’t look the same for everyone!  Whatever your situation is: you work full time, your kids are at camp or you are at home – the end goal is the same!  Awesome memories for the kids, right?  Don’t feel guilty about what you can or can’t do, just make some memories!     I loved carefree summer days growing up. I’m sure looking back the days were a little rosier than I thought they were at the time, but there was something magical about summer as a kid. There’s just something about a carefree,  sitting around, lazy type of old fashioned summer…

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    10 Tips for Moms who Work Night Shift

    If you are reading this, it’s probably 3 am and you are dreaming of your cold, comfy pillow and nice warm bed.  I know I am, because it’s 2 am and I’m writing this at work- wishing I was at home asleep!  Shhhh.   Don’t tell my boss!     It is hard to work night shift when you are a mom, but sometimes you have to do it. The world does not work on a night shift schedule.   If you are like me, working overnight is what you have to do for you family.  Whether it is because of childcare, financial obligations or career wise.  Night shift may be your only…

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    Parenting: It takes a Village…

    But what if you don’t have a village? Or your village is too toxic for your kids? My mother used to say it takes the whole family to raise kids.  We lived at home with my grandparents living on the first floor.  My parents had six kids, and it seemed like a lot more when you included neighborhood friends, boyfriends, girlfriends (when we were older).  My mother had her friends with their own kids who were always around and sporadic visits from aunts, uncles and cousins.  It felt like a village, a completely insane one- but a village none the less.

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    8 Ways to Cope when your Child has a Medical Issue

        If you are reading this post, I want to give you a hug.  Whether your child has had an issue since birth or has just been diagnosed with a disorder, it can be such a scary experience.   It is very unnerving how your whole life can change in an instant. At the end of the day, you are still a parent. Your kids need you – so you have to find ways to cope when your child has a medical issue.   My daughter was diagnosed with a seizure disorder about two years ago. Her first prolonged grand mal seizure was the scariest, worst day of my life. I thought…

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    Unplugging as a Busy Mom

    My 7 year old: “Mom….”(talks for 5 minutes about something related to school) Me: Uh huh yeah. My 7 year old:  “Mom!! You aren’t even listening! You are just like Dad – always on your phone! Ouch. That one hurt.  As a mom, I’m constantly on my phone.  Sometimes its for a good reason, checking the weather before going to the park, responding to a text message from a family member or looking up the school PTA reminders. Other times,  I am just straight out wasting time. Checking Instagram for the 100th time, going on Pinterest looking for things to do with my kids (as I ignore them), looking up people…

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