Category Archives: Parenting

Wild Kratts and National Geographic on Netflix feeds my son’s hunger for all things animal

I’m writing this post as a member of the Netflix Stream Team and have been compensated for it, but as always all opinions are my own. My son loves science. Anything dealing with plants, animals, rocks, the ocean whatever it is, he … Continue reading

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Motherhood, Am I Doing This Right?

I’m sitting here at the top floor of my first blogging event in Portland. I was excited to cover the BabyFest Northwest because it was one where they reached out to me, which made me feel like I was starting … Continue reading

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My St. Patrick’s Days Through The Years: Pinches, Green Rivers And Bolo Hats

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! What did you do to celebrate? You know, I haven’t been much of a fan of St. Paddy’s Day. I think it started when I was in elementary school and I wasn’t wearing green for the … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Decrease Your Children’s TV Time in 2014

You’ve made your own New Years resolutions, but you might want to set some for your children as well. The television is an enticing entertainment option for young ones, but too much television time has the potential to cause issues … Continue reading

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Achieving Martin Luther King’s Dream: Are you doing your part?

Today is Martin Luther King Day, when we look back on a courageous man and the movement for equality. Has King’s dream been realized? No, it hasn’t. Yes, we have a black president, and as monumental as that is, it … Continue reading

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Peace Meals: 4 Ideas for Entertaining Your Child in a Restaurant

Misbehaved children in restaurants has become such a problem that some eateries have banned children under the ages of 6, 10 or even 18, according to ABC News and the Huffington Post. Most parents would prefer to keep their children … Continue reading

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The Life (And Death) of Our First Pet

My 6-year-old has been asking for a pet for the past two years.  And we’ve always said no. Why? Because the timing wasn’t right. Because we didn’t have enough space for a dog and I’m allergic to cats. Just because … Continue reading

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Truthful tales behind the eyeroll-inducing parenting cliches

Being a parent you live out all the tiresome cliches in truth: The days are long, but the years are short. They’re only this age once. You wear your heart on your sleeve. Usually cliches do nothing but make my … Continue reading

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A G-String Diva At My Son’s Swim Class

Those who know me know I’m all for women of all shapes and sizes being proud of and flaunting their curves. The thick girls on South Beach who strut their scantily cladded jiggly bits? Go on’ wit yo bad self. … Continue reading

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The YouTube video of my #VOTY13 reading at BlogHer

Have you ever heard a recording of yourself talking and then cringed? Wondering, do I really *sound* like that? I think watching yourself on TV is kinda like that. You all know how I was chosen as one of BlogHer’s … Continue reading

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