Category: Motherhood

Two more weeks to Labor Day weekend which is also known to most as the official end of summer. I’m sure many people will be heading to the beach, the pool or going on vacation before the swim season ends.

After decades of not knowing how to swim, I recently started swim lessons for myself and I enrolled my daughter, 8 years old. I asked myself, What if I was with my girls at the pool and something happened and there was no lifeguard or no one around to help? Would I be able to help my children, or would I have to sit back helpless? Would I even know the signs to look for of someone drowning?

So, I researched as much as I could regarding water safety and basic water techniques, and I want to remind my moms and dads to practice water safety as the summer winds down. Read More “”

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6 BACK TO SCHOOL HACKS YOU WILL LOVE

6 BACK TO SCHOOL HACKS YOU WILL LOVE

Well, it’s back to school again. It seems the summer just began, and it wasn’t much of a summer. The Midwest was hit with rainy days and cool nights. Ugh! I always seem to lose focus during the summer, kids sleeping in late and going to be bed even later, but to get everybody back on track, I have a couple of hacks that help my life run smoother. Read More “6 BACK TO SCHOOL HACKS YOU WILL LOVE”

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It’s a She Thing!   What All Divorced Moms Have in Common

It’s a She Thing! What All Divorced Moms Have in Common

Although I am in a great and heathy place now, I found it extremely difficult in the past to find people to vent to and talk to about my divorce and transition. I believe my family and friends meant well, but they didn’t get it, truly get it. And that’s okay! It’s not their journey to get.

I didn’t need sympathy or woe is me. I needed my dignity. You yearn for a listening ear and supportive, encouraging words. Divorce means change. Read More “It’s a She Thing! What All Divorced Moms Have in Common”

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I Admit:  I Used to Have Helicopter Parent Tendencies and How I Overcame Them

I Admit: I Used to Have Helicopter Parent Tendencies and How I Overcame Them

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re you a helicopter parent?  Have you even heard of the term? Well, it’s parents or a parent who take overprotective or excessive interest in every aspect of their children’s lives, and although it may sound caring and loving, this in effect can be hurting their emotional and mental development. Ouch! Read More “I Admit: I Used to Have Helicopter Parent Tendencies and How I Overcame Them”

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The 5 Best Skills for Coparenting

The 5 Best Skills for Coparenting

After a divorce, your emotions are like a rollercoaster. Emotions are high and the very last thing you want to do is be the sensible or mature one. Divorce is the death of your marriage and like any death, you will likely go through the stages of grief like anger and shock. After all, who wants to start over in their 40s? Geez. Although the natural tendency may be to be petty and uncompromising, hopefully you will get to a place of acceptance and remember the bigger picture, your children!

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