Riding the Rollercoaster of Emotions: How to Teach Your Children About Feelings

The rollercoaster Imagine waiting in line to board a rollercoaster car. You are feeling excited and a little impatient. Once you board the car and are strapped in you begin to feel nervous and hesitant. Do you really want to take this ride? Next, the car jerks and you feel scared and begin to regret … Continue reading Riding the Rollercoaster of Emotions: How to Teach Your Children About Feelings

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Job Description: Mother

Until I had a kid, I really had no idea how hard being a parent is. Then I hopped aboard the pregnancy train heading for Parenthood with a capital 'P,' discovering all through the journey just how amazing (and sometimes gross- let's be honest) being a mom is. I bought What to Expect When You … Continue reading Job Description: Mother

Preschool and Preparing Children for Kindergarten: One Teacher’s View

For most children in the United States, it is time to go back to school, or for some, the academic year has already begun. My daughter began her second year of preschool three weeks ago and is loving it, especially because she has moved to a brand new classroom and their new building has three … Continue reading Preschool and Preparing Children for Kindergarten: One Teacher’s View

Guest Post: 14 Things I Love About Being a Single Mom

Today I have a guest post for you by Amanda from The Philosophy Mom. Amanda is the mother to three cute kids, Jack, Tyler, and Elise. As she says on her blog, "I’m Amanda. I live in northeast Ohio (ironically called “The Heart of it All”). I have three kiddos, no husband, one dog, one … Continue reading Guest Post: 14 Things I Love About Being a Single Mom

Make Learning Fun with Education.com

Today I am happy to share a fun activity to do with your child! I recently found Education.com, a fantastic resource for educational materials for children. Whether you are a teacher, you homeschool, or just want to practice skills and help ready children to go back to school this fall, you are sure to find … Continue reading Make Learning Fun with Education.com

The View From Rock Bottom

Today I feel like shit. I'm not going to sugarcoat it.  I've done it. I have hit a new low. Today is casual Friday at work, where we are allowed to wear jeans with a shirt embroidered with our company logo. This morning I put on my only clean pair of jeans and to my … Continue reading The View From Rock Bottom

The Best Ways to Help a New Parent

Our first time The day my husband and I brought our daughter home from the hospital will always be a day that I remember. We were so ready to go home after spending three days in the hospital following my daughter's delivery via emergency C-section. At home there would be no uncomfortable hospital bed, no … Continue reading The Best Ways to Help a New Parent

Father of Mine: What I Learned from Having a Shi*#y Father

Today I was listening to a random playlist on Spotify and an Everclear song that I hadn't heard in a long time played. This song has always resonated with me because it has always made me think of my biological father. Father of mine Tell me where have you been I just closed my eyes … Continue reading Father of Mine: What I Learned from Having a Shi*#y Father

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One of the Three Constants: Change

There are only a few things in life that are truly constant: death, taxes, and change. I have been thinking a lot about change. Change is inevitable. Change is constant. - Benjamin Disraeli Change is a constant in life that is expected but can be surprising at times when it occurs. Depending on your perspective, it could … Continue reading One of the Three Constants: Change

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10 Things I wish I’d Known in My 20s

Since childhood, I've always been the quietest person in the room, that's just my personality. It is not necessarily a bad trait, I have always used my quietness as a chance to observe everyone and everything and generally learned a lot- from my aunts, my mother, my grandparents, my schoolmates, etc. That being said, there … Continue reading 10 Things I wish I’d Known in My 20s