There is something about the start of a New Year that always feels like a clean slate. The calendar moves forward, and we feel like we have a chance to start over and jettison all of the toxic or negative...
Your family is headed in a direction. Do you know what direction that is? Is it the direction you want them to go? Last year it was in vogue for everyone to pick their “word” for the year. Five years...
It happened innocently. The little ones when they were much younger, would love watching poems and ABC videos on their tablets. Thinking they were learning themselves, it would be easy to let them be on the gadget for the...
Summer is here, and our thoughts and expectations go to what we long for summers to be: Sips of tea on a hot day— Sitting by the pool— Lingering in the evenings catching fireflies— Listening to thunderstorms roll through— Vacations— Good books to read— Summer concerts...
Nothing says summer like a scoop of ice cream on the back porch after dinner. Dessert is a rare treat at our house so I want all the bang for my sugar buck and often involve the kids in...
For two years before I became a mother, I was a nurse on an inpatient pediatric unit. Before I felt the weight of my daughter on my chest, I took care of hundreds of children. I held them, rocked them,...
You know what they say about best-laid plans? Well, things did not go as planned this week. I had time set aside after packing for my business trip to put the final edits on a post for my blog...
As soon as he got off the bus yesterday, I knew that something was off. On the 100-foot walk home, I could already sense there was something my son wasn’t telling me. I started asking about the bully at...
Nothing can prepare you for parenting.   Before I had kids, I was that annoying person who talked about having kids using a pros and cons list. Bless my heart, I didn't have much of a choice since I had...
Her loud, clear voice cut through the din of children’s babble and parent conversation around us. I stood near the edge of the large rectangular play area, my infant son in a carrier as my 2-year-old daughter played happily in...
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Being a Millennial Mom in 2019: What it’s Actually Like

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“I wouldn’t want to raise a kid today.” That’s what you’ll hear from most adults over the age of 50. As a 33-year-old “Millennial Mom”...