Journaling: A Beautiful Way to Remember the “Little Things”

Children grow up quickly and all those cute little things they say and do as small children vanish from our memories, whether we think they will or not! So, I started a Journal for each of my daughters as soon as I knew I was pregnant. In the journal I told them about the pregnancy, how I told their father that “we” were pregnant, and many of the things they did — cute or not. I kept those journals going until they got married.

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Other Mothers’ Regrets: Tough Lessons from Which We Can Learn

‘Regret.’ What a sad-sounding word — and for good reason. Gosh, if we could just avoid some regrets, “What a Wonderful World” (as Louis Armstrong sang) this would be. But relax, a couple of mothers have shared some of their regrets with us; if we take heed, maybe we can avoid making the same mistakes.

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4 Ways to Shrug It Off and Laugh at Yourself

Have you ever left the house without something that you were supposed to have, like your wallet or your keys? Perhaps you were on your way to the grocery store and realized you did not have your shopping list. I can relate to both of these and I am sure you can relate to one or both as well. Recently, I believe I set the Guinness world record for mommy forgetfulness.

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Teen Depression and Anxiety: The Difficult Road to Happiness

At 14 years old, my oldest daughter developed depression. To this day, we still have no real idea why. She has talked a lot about this with me over the years, as dad is her go-to for this one. That has to do with the fact that too battled this when I was younger, so I know how it feels. It has been a rough ride for my girl through this. Not knowing what is happening. Feeling like life doesn’t matter. Pulling herself away from the world. All the things that happen when dealing with depression. Emotional changes and puberty made things way worse.

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How My Father’s Death Made Me Worry About My Kids More Than Ever

I’m a paranoid mom. I know we are all a little paranoid, but sometimes I worry that I worry too much. In fact, I’m quite sure I worry too much. Yet, I can’t stop worrying. I worry about my kids’ safety, about their health, about their happiness. I’ve always worried, but the degree to which I did seemed to reach a summit after my father passed away. I think it’s because it was the first time I actually saw, right in front of me, that the life of someone you love dearly really can be snatched away from you suddenly. And I simply can’t bear the thought of life without my kids.

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Giving Yourself Permission to Start Fulfilling Your Dreams

We all have dreams, so what stops us from going after them? Kids? Work? Money? None of these are excuses; look closer as they’re just minor hurdles that we have to jump over. Well, I for one have had enough of carrying my dreams around in my mind like an old suitcase full of clothes from my childhood. That’s right ladies, I have created a plan and given myself 30 days free to at least start on the path for a few of my dreams.

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The Art of Decision Making: When Do We Let Our Children Make the Decision?

Allowing our children to grow and learn to make their own decisions is sometimes a hard thing for a parent to do…after all, we know what’s best. Right? Usually, that’s true. But if we always make decisions for our children, what do they learn? And what happens when they get older and the decisions are much more important – maybe even life threatening? Read on to learn two mothers’ thoughts about children and decision making.

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